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Liquorish Allsorts Made From Shit, No 2

Liquorish Allsorts Made From Shit, No 2

Foam, acrylic paint, glue

2015

Arch of Liquorish Allsorts Made From Shit

Arch of Liquorish Allsorts Made From Shit

Foam, acrylic paint, glue

2015

Liquorish Allsorts Made From Shit, No 1

Liquorish Allsorts Made From Shit, No 1

Foam, acrylic paint, glue

2015

Two bronze walnuts each enclosing a pair of ball bearings that clink together when moved

The Way Things Are

Two bronze walnuts each enclosing a pair of ball bearings that clink together when moved

2014

The weekends in 15 years of working life minus one month’s annual leave taken each year as a continuous block

The weekends in 15 years of working life minus one month’s annual leave taken each year as a continuous block

720 wooden graphite pencils printed with the text 'Did you have a good weekend?'

2013

The weekends in 15 years of working life minus one month’s annual leave taken each year as a continuous block (detail)

The weekends in 15 years of working life minus one month’s annual leave taken each year as a continuous block (detail)

720 wooden graphite pencils printed with text

2013

Cliché Tea Towel

Cliché Tea Towel

100% linen, edition of 1000

2013

Cliché Tea Towel (gallery installation)

Cliché Tea Towel (gallery installation)

100% linen, edition of 1000

2013

Cliché merchandise (gift shop installation at FOUND, Fremantle Art Centre, Western Australia)

Cliché merchandise (gift shop installation at FOUND, Fremantle Art Centre, Western Australia)

Display of mugs, tea towels and pencils

'Cliché phrases collected in workplaces and popular culture ... are imprinted onto tea towels, pencils, coffee mugs and prints, becoming distorted and random ... Available at FOUND, these objects become subversive forms; re-entering social currency and the market place of transaction.' Bums on Stars, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia, 2013

Bums on Stars, 2013

Bums on Stars, 2013

Bone china mug

2013

Loud and Butter

Loud and Butter

Bone china mug

2013

Many Moons Ago Lol

Many Moons Ago Lol

Bone china mug

2013

Naked Good Samaritan

Naked Good Samaritan

Bone china mug

2013

I'll be the Judge of that Happy Couple

I'll be the Judge of that Happy Couple

Bone china mug

2013

Bathtub, plastic plants, mylar, sewing pins, 2003

Mirage

Bathtub, plastic plants, mylar, sewing pins, 2003


'Sally-Ann Rowland exhibited a bathtub piece – MirageMirage is a sculptural environment consisting of cheap plastic plants and animals that together create a marine-like landscape in a bathtub. Rowland plays on emotional instincts, motherhood, tender love and care, leavening them with humor.' Tsipi Ben-Haim, ‘Art Basel Miami Beach’, Sculpture, 2004

Bathtub, plastic plants, mylar, sewing pins

Mirage

Bathtub, plastic plants, mylar, sewing pins

2003

Plastic bucket, mirror, toy

A Perfect Day

Plastic bucket, mirror, toy

2002

Refrigerator, lights, 3000 wooden ladybird magnets, 2010

I Just Wanted Us All To Be Together

Refrigerator, lights, 3000 wooden ladybird magnets, 2010

'In I Just Wanted Us All To Be Together, a refrigerator and three reading lamps play host to hundreds of magnetic wooden ladybirds. These ladybirds have congregated under the heat of the lamps, spilling onto the front and sides of the refrigerator ... The ladybirds are fixed by the pleasure of magnetic attraction and stay long after their responsibilities have expired. Both gluttonous and transient, our thoughts are directed towards the motivating factors in everyday life.' CACSA Contemporary 2010, catalogue essay for The New New

Refrigerator, lights, wooden ladybird magnets

I Just Wanted Us All To Be Together (detail)

Refrigerator, lights, wooden ladybird magnets

2010

Bookcase with no shelves, with books, trinkets, timber, radio

Bookcase

Bookcase with no shelves, with books, trinkets, timber, radio

2001

Bookcase with no shelves, with books, trinkets, timber, radio

Bookcase

Bookcase with no shelves, with books, trinkets, timber, radio

2001

Blackboard and chalk, 2001

Pensom

Blackboard and chalk, 2001

2001

Blackboard and chalk

Pensom

Blackboard and chalk

2001

Playing cards with faces on both sides

Double-sided Playing Cards

Playing cards with faces on both sides

2001

Wallpaper, timber, oil paint

Autoimmune Wallpaper

Wallpaper, timber, oil paint

2001

Wallpaper, timber, oil paint

Autoimmune Wallpaper - detail

Wallpaper, timber, oil paint

2001

Velvet, plant pots, table, stoolelvet, plant pots, table, stool

Blue Velvet

Velvet, plant pots, table, stoolelvet, plant pots, table, stool

2002

Landscape made from broken Christmas ornaments, glitter, plastic, bucket, mop

Bucket (Bouquet)

Landscape made from broken Christmas ornaments, glitter, plastic, bucket, mop

2002

Christmas ornaments, glitter, plastic, bucket, mop

Bucket (Bouquet)

Christmas ornaments, glitter, plastic, bucket, mop

2002

A desk toy maze using magnets instead of walls

Maze

A desk toy maze using magnets instead of walls

2002

Double spined books, 1998

Books

Double spined books, 1998


'Books consists of a small pile of books, each bound with two spines so that they can never be opened. We turn one of these volumes over in an effort to find the pages, only to find another spine. Out of habit we repeat the action, and in a moment we are trapped in a vicious circle, endlessly turning the book over and over, even if only in our minds, like an obsessive compulsive. On a phenomenological armature such as this, Rowland typically builds broader metaphysical themes. In Books the implied endlessness of the banal gesture – apprehended, if not completed – by the mind, stretches to infinity, giving a dismal intimation of a Kantian sublime. All the while, the pristine pages, the object of this activity, remain unreachable, inviolate, noumenal.' Michael Newall, Catalogue essay for Gold Card2, Experimental Art Foundation, 1998

Carpet, windows, felt, velvet, furniture, books

The Spare Room

Carpet, windows, felt, velvet, furniture, books

1999

Carpet, windows, felt, velvet, furniture, books

The Spare Room

Carpet, windows, felt, velvet, furniture, books

1999

Door, velvet, timber, spinning top, 2000

Burglar Alarm

Door, velvet, timber, spinning top, 2000


'The fearful and the uncanny, are more directly referred to in Sally-Ann Rowland's work, and we are returned to that time when the world is most animate, as we have not yet made the psychological separation between us and it ... We are presented with an open door with a spinning top balanced on it, poised to tumble if some one, some thing, something unknown and scary should push the door further ajar to gain access to our room...' Richard Grayson, Catalogue essay for Landing3, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, 2000

Door, velvet, timber, toy

Burglar Alarm

Door, velvet, timber, toy

2000

Chess set, steel box, treacle, 1997

Stalemate

Chess set, steel box, treacle, 1997


'Stalemate … comprises a steel box that stands on the floor. The top of the box is a basin 2cm deep filled with treacle, which appears continuous with the sides of the box. It looks completely solid at first glance – the treacle is the same shiny black as the box. In the treacle stands a chess set, minus Kings and Kings’ pawns, ready for commencement. This chess game is a hopeless non-event. With no Kings to checkmate, the game is purposeless…' Chris Reid, ‘Sally-Ann Rowland: The Allegorical Imagination’, Broadsheet, 2000