8 April – 14 May 2017 | Gallery2
An exhibition exploring habitat and inter-connection by Bullawah Trail artist and renowned sculptor, Anderson Hunt.
The exhibition involves recent works by Hunt including sculpture, video and metal engravings that explore habitat and connections to our natural environment. Growing up in Northern Victoria, on the Murray River, Hunt’s inspiration, childhood memories and visual language investigates a landscape that connects directly to North East Victoria, its’ Rivers, indigenous plant species, large River Red Gums and the understory.
Understory hints at the ground below, it’s the observation of the world that exists beneath, the complicated ecology that can emerge when one takes time to stop, look and observe. It’s the crunch of the leaves and scrub below our feet, the bugs, the habitat, the quiet and the seemingly unnoticed or unremarkable. With this theme in mind, the new media that Hunt has explored in this exhibition is most remarkable. The intricate mark making etched into the colour bond sheets, to the dramatic moving images which become over powering on large screens, all of which may possibly be an exciting new direction for Hunt and his practice.
Since completing his Bachelor of Education in Art and a Graduate Diploma in Sculpture, Hunt has become well known for his creative ability in specialist metalworking skills and design. He has produced some of Melbourne’s more contemporary public sculptures. His patrons include City Councils & Architects, The Department of Education and numerous other institutions and private collectors.
Anderson Hunt is well known locally for his stainless steel, granite and bronze sculpture titled Mullinmurr and Yarraboyn, on the Bullawah Trail. Further sculptures situated in Apex Park called The Crossing and the Junction & The Hut and Tree can also be observed here in Wangaratta, along with Murray River Landscapes located in Stanley Street, Wodonga.
image: Anderson HUNT, Sway – Tara Bulga, Video, 2016