Objects of Love presents artworks which symbolise and reflect love of all kinds across cultures. Working from different cultural perspectives, the artists each explore themes of contemporary and traditional exchanges of love, connection to loved ones, and the strength and fragility of bonds of love.
Kate Just works across sculpture, installation, textiles and photography to produce contemporary art works with feminist themes. Just holds a PhD in Sculpture from Monash University, a Master of Arts from RMIT University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Victorian College of the Arts where she is the Head of the Master of Contemporary Art Program. Her work has been exhibited extensively across Australia and internationally. Just has been the recipient of over forty grants, prizes, fellowships, awards and residencies and her work is held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia and Artbank.
Vipoo Srivilasa’s interactive Love Lab performance offered participants the chance to reflect on the ingredients that make up their love language and in turn, to finally find out how good or bad love tastes. Because love often arrives unexpectedly, 50 audience members were selected at random to participate in Srivilasa’s Love Lab. These lucky lovers completed a love diagnosis with Srivilasa. As love comes in many flavours, each participant received a unique dish reflective of their taste and choices in love served on Srivilasa’s handmade ceramic vessels.