Fabricated Nature

15 March - 16 April 2016

Contrasting ideas of transience, permanence, and transformation can be found in Fabricated Nature. Sculptor Anna Horne and multi-disciplinary artist Claire Marsh, graduates of Adelaide Central School of Art, present a selection of works that is playfully strange, quietly menacing, and oddly comforting.

Unexpected pairings of manufactured and organic materials conjure a suspended dimension: concrete, plaster, beeswax, metal, gold, quartz, rope, human hair, fur, and other materials are held in a complex state of tension, between opposition and harmony.

The combination of the two artists is a deliberate juxtaposition. Horne’s more Formalist work uses manufactured materials to cast moulds of everyday objects such as beach balls, pillows and wine sacks. Marsh works across 2D, 3D and digital platforms to explore metamorphosis, trauma and fantasy with natural materials. In contrast to the everyday realism of Horne’s work, Marsh draws inspiration from mythology, fairy tales, and science fiction.

Opening Event

Tuesday 22 March at 6 - 8pm, all welcome.
Opening speaker: Sasha Grbich, BVA and BVA (Hons) Coordinator, Adelaide Central School of Art

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Artist statements

Anna Horne completed her Bachelor of Visual Art at Adelaide Central School of Art in 2008. She is the recent recipient of a 2016 Asialink Arts Residency.

Anna Horne presents a series of sculptures focusing on the balance and opposition between materials in her art practice. Her work emphasises process; articulating states of tension and the transience of the material world. In the making of each work principal materials, concrete, plaster and metal are cast in plastic moulds made from things such as beach balls, wine sacks and plastic table clothes. Horne selects commonplace objects for their inherent physical qualities playing with the gravitation created between materials. Each work discovers new limits where unexpected sculptural compositions are formed that attain beauty in the familiar and the functionless.


Claire Marsh is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who works across film, animation, drawing, sculpture, and installation. She completed her Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours in 2011 at Adelaide Central School of Art.

Twilight creatures explore the slow metamorphosis of crystalline forms. Intrinsic structures are mineral: gold and quartz, changing and growing over millennia. Contemplative beings, they inhabit a labyrinthine world built from the familiar and the strange; part nature, touch of nightmare.


Adelaide Central Gallery Opening Hours

Mon, Thurs - Fri 9am - 5pm
Tues - Wed 9am - 7pm
Sat 1 - 4pm