Ro and Mandy Burgess start Factory 49 calendar with their installation sort it out Opening 6-8pm Wednesday January 30. The collaborators extends the act of making into a challenge to document the content of their yellow bins. They playfully approach sculpture using discarded rural metal fragments to make seven symbolic open vessels. Their process-oriented constructions are drawings in space.
The collaborators have been accepted finalists with Fortress for the North Sydney Art Prize, the Coal Loader Site at Waverton, opening 2 March until 17 March. ‘Fortress’ is a mini forest of seven dead trees with yellow wooden tree collars as a stark reminder that the environment needs protection from the damaging effects of man-made climate change. There will be more frequent and extreme temperatures and winds which will cause devastating bushfires, droughts and cyclones.