This Monday on FORUM, we are interviewing the brilliant artist, curator, and gallery director, Jason Waterhouse.
Underpinning, Jason’s sculptural practice are ideas of contemporary architecture, urbanisation, and how we live with the ‘stuff’ around us.
In Jason’s studio, objects such as the body of a car, a gardener’s shed, pencils, tools, tree branches, and many other everyday bits and pieces, all undergo a series of interventions resulting in hybrid objects that occupy an uncanny space between the past and present, the natural and the manufactured.
In 1997, Jason completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Monash University, and in 1999 completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Honours Degree, at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Over the last eighteen years, Jason has exhibited his work extensively throughout Australia, and in 2005, was awarded the Moreland Sculpture Prize. Since then he has been showcased in the prestigious Helen Lempriere, the McClelland Sculpture Prize and the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture.
Jason has held solo exhibitions at Linden Contemporary, Dark Horse Experiment, Stockroom, &Projects, Scienceworks Museum, and has exhibited in numerous other art galleries.
Jason’s work is held in significant private and public collections, and he has been commissioned to create major public works for the City of Ballarat, and Hepburn Shire, Victoria.
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Text: Jason Waterhouse. Edited Lee-Ann Joy
Image: Jason Waterhouse, Tools of the Trade, 2016. Steel and Solder.