Sally Aplin | Bags


Bags, enameled copper and concrete, Sally Aplin

Introducing April’s sculpture plinth local artist Sally Aplin.

The small bags are constructed from thin copper, coated in vitreous enamel and kiln fired.


The large bags are made from concrete cast in a mold with synthetic handles. These bags are made from unlikely, contrary materials for a receptacle. The copper bags are lightweight and fragile, the concrete are heavy and solid.


During 35 years of art practice Sally Aplin has focused on similar themes, carry bags, trees, seedpods, decay, the body and ageing. Her work has an emphasis on surface and tactility which she has explored extensively in her university dissertations covering topics such as materials and making of sculpture, as well as looking and touching, investigating response to surface.

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         The gaze #2
Oil on canvas
45 x 45 cm

PAS DE DEUX || 22 March – 23 April, 2016

Pas de Deux explores what would happen if we actually inhabited works of art rather than just observe them passively from a distance.

Images from daily life are playfully paired with works ranging in origin from Pompeii wall paintings to Titian and Caravaggio- echoing the synergy of ballet dancers in a pas de deux.

The paintings interrogate different aspects of personhood, and raise the tantalizing prospect of transforming the pattern of our own small steps into a glorious art of the Dance.

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                   Dance Memory #1                                    
Oil on linen
51 x 41 cm

Ian McGilvray

Born: Sydney, NSW

Lives: Wentworth Falls, NSW

Art Education

Master of Art (COFA 2013)

Solo Shows

‘Introducing Ian McGilvray’ exhibition, 2013 at Wallarobba Art & Cultural Centre, Hornsby NSW.

Group Shows

-Jenny Birt Award finalist, COFA, Paddington NSW

-‘Feat, Pray, Love: Food & Spirituality’ exhibition, 2013 at Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne


-2012 Hornsby Shire Emerging artist award