Is it a feeling?
Is an exhibition by Alira Callaghan that continues their interest in working with perceived ordinary objects, things and materials. Taking into consideration the unique space of The Lobby Callaghan draws viewers through the gallery with vibrant colours and reflections, playing on negotiations between space and form. Through a combination of installation, sculpture and photography Is it a feeling? blurs the distinction between process and outcome, creating a space for exploration and curiosity.
Alira Callaghan is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores the way we shape and are shaped by our interactions with objects, things, and materials. Having graduated in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art they are now undertaking a PhD at Curtin University that uses creative practice to gain new understandings of the object/human relationship. Recent art projects include ‘Gallery as Residency’ at Paper Mountain and a quasi-collaborative exhibition with Rob Kettels- ‘Speculative Nature / Spatial Nature’. Alira is currently working towards presenting their practice-led research at the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools’ annual conference.