Lisa Sammut: Modest Monument


Modest monument includes woodwork objects and timepieces that play with observable representations of time unfolding. Sammut’s work draws on the shapes of ancient universal symbolism, cosmography, celestial architecture and forms of diagrammatic planetary dynamics. Considering the likeness,
alignments, chemistry, and mimesis between things as a relational tool, they
perform or embody a sense of expansion.

12 – 3pm Saturday 4 November 2017

Private Projects
Suite 7, Level 1, Moonah Centre. Enter from Hopkins St, up the stairs.

4 November – 2 December 2017
Open Saturdays 10 – 4 and by appointment

Working across sculpture, collage, video art and model-based installation, Lisa Sammut seeks to gain a tangible sense of cosmic time, distance and scale through material production. Taking the speculative fields and spatial situations of astro-archaeology and celestial architecture as a starting point, her current interest centres on the relations between cultural artefacts, handmade objects and natural forms as sensory tools for grasping the many versions and magnitudes of deep space and deep time. Recent solo exhibitions include tapestries for galaxies, Verge Gallery (2017), for the time being, Bus Projects (2016), every now and then, Firstdraft (2015). In 2016, Lisa received a Sainsbury Sculpture Grant to undertake an intensive woodcarving course at the Geisler-Moroder Schnitz und Bildhauerschule in the alpine region of Tirol, Austria and is currently a MFA by Research candidate at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney.