Created in a studio shaken daily by the explosions of contemporary gold mining, these works are an exploration of the land on which the artist resides, Wadawarrung Country, Ballarat.

Holding the Void responds to this landscape, hollowed by centuries of gold extraction and forever altered both in its physical essence and cultural tapestry. Often challenging the concept of vessel, this collection of sculptural forms contain within only their own negative space, the void. These monolithic forms with expansive rim and abstract surfaces reference this hollowed earth and disrupted terrain in a contemplation of impermanence, erosion and decay.

Image: installation view, Steph Wallace, Holding the Void. Image: Sarah Forgie.


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