Jordan Wood




1 Nov – 9 December 


A small gesture of grace

 or is it kindness?

hard to tell 

these days


Contained/ comfort


The ship’s hold

 Space  held


Hands make themselves 

 breaking a mend –

vulnerable appendage

  of vast extremities


Softness as defiance – 

  clay wet to stone


In cupped hands

 earth wrestles



Jordan Wood is an artist living and working on Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, in 2007, she has exhibited across Australia and internationally. Drawing upon personal histories and experiences, her work collages movements and responses as caught in the body, traversing the spaces between histories and fictions, artefacts and debris, and questioning what we choose to conceal and decide to expose. These hands started their formation during a residency at Driving Creek, Coromandel, Aotearoa where she will return next year.



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