A FORM ARRIVING
27 April – 23 May, 2021
‘A Form Arriving’ is an installation by Belle Bassin that considers the gallery space as a larger pictorial plane which audiences can inhabit. Originally inspired by considering the methodologies of early female abstractionist practices, ‘A Form Arriving’ continually re-approaches psychic forms through various mediums. Whether these forms are the result of creative visualisation, or the arrival of something beyond, their presence as drawings, paintings, sculptures, sound scores and choreographies suggests a greater ethereal felt presence than the materials they inhabit.
After showing within the experimental and performative realms, Belle Bassin will be unveiling her first exhibition at a commercial gallery in eight years. Previous exhibitions include ‘From Will To Form’ at the Tarrawarra Museum of Art (2018), with a performative work included in the Melbourne Festival; ‘Inches, Feet Verse’ at Marsaleria (New York, 2018); ‘On Campus’, Monash University (2017); and ‘Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits’, Monash University Museum of Art (2015). In 2016, Bassin’s performative sculptural work, ‘It’s Easier to Look at Your Skin’ was the inspiration for the group show ‘Dancing Umbrellas’, curated by Sue Cramer at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, where she also exhibited ‘To Eat Glass‘ – a sculptural choreography – in the Heide gardens. She was the 2017 recipient of the Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship, which supported residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York. In 2017, she undertook a nomadic residency in Greece, funded through Creative Victoria.