Jack is playing in the Salzano River near the village of Sottochiesa in northern Italy. We were involved in a mixed art/science residency there, looking at the industrial-scale commercialisation of water. We were particularly interested in the projection of magical properties onto the nearby San Pellegrino spring over the last few hundred years, which allowed a global enterprise to develop. Despite all that context, Jack seemed more effortlessly connected in time and place to the ideas we were interested in, through his natural and unscripted play.
Collie Art Gallery: Friday 26 April until Sunday 9th June 2019
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery: Saturday 27th July until Sunday 22nd September 2019
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery: Friday 4th October until Sunday 17th November 2019
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery: Saturday 25th January until Sunday 22nd March 2020