Anita Johnson Larkin ‘Come to me without a word’ at Wollongong Art Gallery

Posted: September 30, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Anita Johnson Larkin Come to me without a word at Wollongong Art Gallery
Play me, mend me 2019
unfinished violin, salvaged crutch, tobacco tin, blanket
Longing 2018
salvaged child’s cot, canvas tent remnants
The bridge between you and me 2018
salvaged objects, silk
detail
Come to me without a word 2019
unfinished violins, felted wool
detail
Holding breath, between breath, sleeping breath (breath repair series) 2020
breath repair performance, photographs by Bernard Fischer
Cherry 2015
leather cast of Anita’s own breast and linen thread
I love these opening words from Anita;
‘All things are prone to brokenness. It is perhaps the natural state of everything to be only fleetingly ‘whole’ and the rest of the time to be interrupted, fractured, in chaos or the slow process of decay.’
here’s a link to Gina Fairley’s review
a video of the opening address

Anita walks us through her show

Comments
    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Saskia))) Anita is one of the best artists working in Australia, her astounding attention to detail, deep understanding & empathy with her salvaged materials combine with a delightful sense of humour & whimsy to transform even the hardest moments of her life into Art!

  1. Nancy says:

    Fascinating. So much seems so topsey-turvey right now.

  2. Liz A says:

    the footed ladders …

  3. Acey says:

    her felted pieces are extraordinary. Also love the breast cast

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