The oldest examples of human technology ‘Stone Tools’ are some of the longest lasting anthropic artefacts. With this as a starting point, artist Nicholas Burridge interrogates modern materials and their inherent instability in his solo exhibition at Stockroom Kyneton.

Nicholas Burridge is a multi-disciplinary artist whose research-based practice is informed by material, place, and history. His current body of work investigates the term ‘Terraforming’, in the context of focusing attention upon the ways humans are re-engineering the earth. Burridge contributes to this history of transformation through the re-forming and melting of basalt, the stone we walk upon in the Victorian Volcanic Plains. Burridge activates this emblematic material through the process of melting and transforming it back into a ‘fluid-rock’. This intervention upon the stone is a remembrance of Melbourne’s geologic past while also being an expression of our current human-driven geologic epoch, the Anthropocene.

Opening Event:
Saturday 7 October, 6PM-7:30PM.

Image: courtesy of the artist.