Jessie Lumb

Plasticine and Thumbtacks

Light up the Lantern

Moving image works for Light up the Lantern, shown on the Rundle Lantern, corner of Rundle and Pultney Streets, Adelaide.

Partner project between the Australian Network for Art and Technology and the Adelaide City Council.

Pom Pom Again

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Applying glitter paint to the floor at Pom Pom, a new contemporary art space dedicated to engaging children (aged 12 years and under) and their families.

Located in Davoren Park in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, Pom Pom offers hands-on creative workshops delivered by leading artists, many with an international profile, over the school term and during school holidays.

Pom Pom supports an art making process between children and their families and carers, while offering children enchanting contemporary arts experiences.

SALA Festival Artist Forum

Speaking about DIY art opportunities at the SALA Festival Artist Forum at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

 

 

Unkept

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A small accumulation of liquid (seepage/soakage), 2014, video

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The brilliant texture of small town life, 2014, chalk rubbed over the surface of gallery walls to reveal their texture

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Filtering the universe on a passage to the lungs, 2014, cigarette butts wrapped in coloured paper, Contemporary Art Tasmania courtyard

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A small accumulation of liquid, 2014, handmade and hand coloured puddle, Tasma Street, Hobart

Unkept brings together the work of Jessie Lumb and Claire Kroužecký, both early career artists whose practices are led by humble beginnings and chance occurrences; a ‘paying attention’ to what is considered commonplace and a responsiveness to everyday sites and materials. Curated by Polly Jean Dance at Contemporary Art Tasmania.

Photographs by Jan Dallas

 

Puddles

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Puddle experiment (natural cochineal), hand dug hole, water, food colouring

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Puddle experiment (purple paint), hand dug hole, water, acrylic paint

Pom Pom

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Plasticining the floor at Pom Pom, a new contemporary art space dedicated to engaging children (aged 12 years and under) and their families.

Located in Davoren Park in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, Pom Pom offers hands-on creative workshops delivered by leading artists, many with an international profile, over the school term and during school holidays.

Pom Pom supports an art making process between children and their families and carers, while offering children enchanting contemporary arts experiences.

Arthouse

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Dream Garden, 2014, cellophane, tinsel and a section of my backyard transported to the Adelaide Central Markets. Wall drawings by Elyas Alavi as part of ‘Arthouse’, curated by Brigid Noone.

FELTmaps

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And then some become strong in the broken places, bricks repaired with hand coloured Multi-Purpose filler, thoroughfare between St Vincent Street and Nile Street, Port Adelaide as part of FELTmaps.

“The vicissitudes of existence over time, to which all humans are susceptible, could not be clearer than in the breaks, the knocks, and the shattering to which ceramic ware too is subject.” – James Henry Holland.

And then some become strong in the broken places makes reference to the philosophy behind the Japanese art of ‘kintsugi’ – the belief that when something is damaged and has a history it becomes more beautiful. Chipped and broken bricks in a laneway have been mended with hand coloured Multi-Purpose Filler, with no attempt made to hide the damage. Instead, the repairs themselves are illuminated, celebrating the history of the use of the space and turning ugly breaks into beautiful fixes.

Photos by Steph Fuller

On the Steps

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We wait for a gem in an endless sea of blah, 2014, as part of ‘On the Steps’ in the Amphitheatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Individual stones transformed into gems with glitter glue and coloured paper. Visitors to the site were encouraged to join in, adding to the intervention and engaging with both myself and their immediate environment.

Wax Rainbows

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Experiments, 2013, crayons and melted surf wax combined to make a rainbow drawing tool, Tennyson Beach, Adelaide.