Visiting Guest Artist
Environmental Research Initiative for Art
The Lodge Outback Motel, 252 Mica Street
The work speaks of land formations in time, the shifting and transitioning nature of the earth, and the changing patterns it forms. As our idea is to create an imaginative response to the environment within the landscape of the reserve, Archipelago becomes a distorted parable referring to the imagined future of the landscape. The islands of the archipelago have metamorphosed as the lands of earth have been committed to the sky, and are now a post-apocalyptic means of propagation after the earth has been committed to the sky. They are a sea of glowing islands, appearing during the night to disperse seeds to the new world.
Mitchell Thomas is currently undertaking a BFA (Hons) at UNSW Art & Design, majoring in Sculpture/Performance and Installation studio. Previous exhibitions include: Finalist with ‘Between Places’ in ROGAP Rockdale, Tempest, Tick (A&D Space), Fluid (Cypher Gallery), VEX (AirSpace Projects) and Waitlisted (Create or Die). Recently Mitchell exhibited in Hidden at Rockwood Cemetery for which his installation ‘Refraction’ received a commendation. Mitchell is also one half of the collective Sloppy Joe with Rachel Levine. Together they exhibited at the NOX night time sculpture walk in Randwick. Sloppy Joe seeks to obscure the everyday observation and works primarily in the realm of Sculptural Out-of-Placements.