An exaction of objects by artist Jason Waterhouse.

Over the last twenty years, Jason Waterhouse has been applying his malleable skills to public commissions, installation and drawing, articulating his poetic relationship to the world by warping and manipulating utilitarian objects. Advocating a non-elitist form of art making, Waterhouse thrives on altering spaces and objects through a strong craft sensibility combined with the Western idea of the ready-made. 

Jason Waterhouse’s practice plays with autobiographic notions of contemporary Australian identity and he is widely known for playfully manipulating tools, cars, sheds and other cultural signifiers. Previous works have involved a series of interventions resulting in a hybridised object that occupies a space between the natural and the manufactured. Jason Waterhouse completed a BFA in sculpture at Monash University and Post-Grad at the Victorian College of the Arts. Over the last twenty years, Waterhouse has exhibited his work extensively in Australia, including McClelland Sculpture Park and Scienceworks Museum, Melbourne (2016). His recent public art commissions include Levelled Crossing, Melton Highway, Brimbank Council and Cottage, Daylesford Lake, Hepburn Shire.

Images: courtesy of Oigall Projects. Photographer: Annika Kafcaloudis.