April 2019 | Both ends of the Splinter by Sam Bloor and Kate Hulett
Both ends of the splinter
Takes a look at the oddities and anomalies that make up daily life. Observations, events, and text that may contain the means to offer both relief and irritation in one hit. That relief may come in the form of humour or beauty, and the irritation may come in the form of confusion or raised eyebrows - the works presented in this exhibition may hold one or both of these sentiments.
Through the mediums of street photography and text-based sculpture, Sam Bloor and Kate Hulett examine and document those blips. In consideration of The Lobby - this is an oddity in itself. A contemporary art gallery set inside a residential property. Itself, a splinter of the contemporary white cube space, and a fitting home to meditate the ways we can find ourselves exploring new ideas hiding in the everyday.
Sam Bloor is a photographer and visual artist from Perth, Western Australia. His practice investigates points of contention within the designation of urban space along with perceived notions of value and labour. Bloor has exhibited in a number of group and duo shows including, Totem In Tribute (2016) in Edinburgh, UK and the Fremantle Print Award (2016) in which he was awarded first prize. Recent achievements include Best print in show at the Kalgoorlie Boulder art award (2017), Best work on Paper at the City of South Perth Art Awards (2017). In 2019 Bloor launched The Billboard Project with support from the City of Fremantle arts grant program.
Kate Hulett (BPsych) is a photographer and visual artist from Perth, Western Australia. With a deep curiosity about people, humanity and the frivolity of life, her photos often feature irony, wit and humour to soften and connect with the viewer. In 2017, Hulett held a duo show of her collaborative paintings, titled ’No More Bad Days’. In 2018, Hulett was a finalist in the Perth Centre of Photography CLIP Awards, and curated a group collage exhibition ‘Cut it Out’, at Smart Casual gallery. She exhibited in the Rotterdam Photo Festival, and was a finalist in the City of Stirling photography awards.