Join us in the Corbett Lyon Gallery for the official opening of Fintona's 2023 VCE Art and Design show with guest speaker Troy Emery.
Tuesday 10 October, 6.00pm
Guest Speaker: Troy Emery
Additional Viewing Times
10 – 13 October, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Troy Emery works primarily with textiles in a sculptural practice to produce figurative forms and imagery. His artwork examines the discourse surrounding our positioning within the natural world. Emery is interested in the boundaries between fine art, museums, natural history, craft, and the domestic space, seeing his works as blurring between each of these thresholds.
Emery’s work also looks at his own personal anxiety as well as a collective anxiety around our position within nature. He views the animal form as being representative of the other, an outsider to the experience of being human. Emery’s works function as both decorative motifs and tokens of ecological ruination and alienation. His work’s obscure forms under lurid colour and textures, exploring a materiality through the use of mass-produced decorative craft components. These function as a point of opposition to the traditions of hard figurative sculpture.
Troy Emery has exhibited his work across Australia and internationally since graduating from a Masters of Fine Arts at The University of Sydney in 2009.
Troy’s work is held in various private and public collections, including National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, City of Townsville, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Deakin University Art Museum, Deloitte Australia, Macquarie University Art Gallery, and Maitland Regional Art Gallery.