5pm Saturday 28 March 2018
Every animal leaves behind traces of what it was. Man alone leaves traces of what he created.
– Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man, 1973
I become nature
Nature becomes me
Matter becomes energy
Energy becomes matter
Nothing ceases to exist
Nothing remains unchanged
The Earth, the universe, in a constant state of flux.
Carbon examines the intersection between human and nature, between deep time and life-time, history and now, the Anthropocene and the tiny amount of Earth time it’s taken for humans to wreck it all.
Gabbee Stolp creates relics, monuments and offerings about the human relationship with nature that want for mending, but are critical of the egotistical role we play in shaping the landscape.
Gabbee Stolp grew up in Tasmania. The peaks of Sentinel Range, on the way to Strathgordon and the neon beer mug light on top of the Maypole Hotel in New Town were two of her favourite things.
Gabbee’s artistic practice exists across several mediums, with a primary focus on contemporary jewellery, object-making and textiles. Her works explore human inter-connectedness with nature, invoking both biological and metaphysical themes and examining the current geological epoch, dubbed the Anthropocene, during which time human impacts on the environment have become indelible.
For the past five years Gabbee has lived in Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) First Class Honours at RMIT University in 2016. In 2017 she was a finalist in the Victorian Craft Award and a recipient of the Maggie Fairweather Studio Residency, for RMIT Gold and Silversmithing graduates.
Gabbee has exhibited extensively in Victoria and Tasmania, in both solo and group exhibitions. She has been included in several publications, including Narrative Jewellery: Tales from the Toolbox (2017, ed. Mark Fenn) and Back to Back (2016, ed. Dr Kirsten Haydon).
Suite 7, Level 1, Moonah Centre. Enter from Hopkins St, up the stairs.
Saturday 28 April – 2 June 2018
Open Saturdays 10 – 4 and by appointment