~ KAUKAU is pleased to present a series of new ceramic works from Olivia Asher ~

By the lake ~ A Place to Be
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Billie Culy, By the lake, 2021

Mixed media 

W 340 x L 255 x D 100mm 

'A Place To Be' introduces an expansion of Culy's practice, her photographic works progressing to three-dimensional forms of dioramas. Built from scratch, Culy creates intricate dreamlike scenes through her dioramas with found objects and discarded items from her surroundings, such as shells, plastics and rubbish. Like her photographs, there is a spirit steeped in the tactility of these built works, the contents of each borne witness to a life. Alongside a series of dioramas, Culy presents new photographs, some showing her distinct technique of layering the images with paint. 

Napier based artist Billie Culy is a multi-disciplinary artist, working primarily in photography, painting and sculptural work. Attempting to reconfigure the treatment of these mediums, Culy creates imagined worlds, a sense of escapism, exploring notions of memory, nostalgia and the importance we place on our surroundings. Her works are both records of places and objects, as well as carefully composed explorations of pigment, light and texture.