Jasmine Targett in Emerging Contemporaries at Craft ACT
Emerging Contemporaries, Opening Thursday 12 February 6pm in the Craft ACT Gallery, showcases the work of 2014’s outstanding graduate students and selected national emerging craft practitioners and designer makers that demonstrate exceptional talent in their chosen field. These emerging artists are representative of the next wave of professional artists who are exploring conceptually dynamic and innovative craft and design practice. They are the ones to watch. In a series of casual interviews we get to know these artists a little more, with Jasmine Targett kicking of the series.
Here is a little taste of the interview...
"I think I always wanted to be an artist, I can’t think of any better profession for someone like me.
There is a strong conceptual rhetoric that drives my practice to explore ‘blind spots’ in perception surrounding nature and existence. I am interested in making visible all of the things that we can see when we close our eyes. Parts of nature that are beyond the limitations of our senses but that we know conceptually are a part of this world. And perhaps in some way, how we can live more consciously, creatively and sustainably. Co-creating with nature is really important to me."
To read the article in full - please click here
Emerging Contemporaries runs until Saturday 28 March, 2015 at Craft ACT.
Level 1, North Building
180 London Circuit
Canberra ACT 2601
Sydney Morning Herald Review
by Kerry-Anne Cousins
Sydney Morning Herald, February 2015.
Emerging Contemporaries showcases the work of 10 young recently graduated artists. Recycling and environmental issues are among the concerns of artists today and the work on display reflects this trend. Jasmine Targett's telescopes are joined by a hand-blown glass bubble (What the eyes do not see) that negates their ability to be used. It is a visual metaphor for the blindness of those who cannot see the effects of environmental degradation. ....read more