Between appearances: the art of Louise Weaver

Louise Weaver, From the House of Fabius Rufus 2008 [detail]. Collection of Peter Bate and Wendy Foard, Melbourne

Featuring fantastical creatures, iridescent other worlds, uncanny objects and unsettling organic forms, Between appearances: the art of Louise Weaver explores the multidisciplinary practice of one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists.

While Weaver is best known for her whimsical, thought-provoking sculptures of animals, Between appearances features more than 100 works in an array of media including sculptural installations, paintings, drawings, printmaking, collage, textiles, movement and sound. The exhibition spans three decades of the artist’s practice and reveals Weaver’s longstanding interests in fields as diverse as visual culture, art history, natural history, science and design.

Curated by Melissa Keys, Between appearances unfolds across all four of the galleries at Buxton Contemporary. It traces her gradual shift from early figurative forms and compositions through to abstract paintings, objects and sound environments, comprising an overview of Weaver’s richly imaginative, critical and compelling work from the early nineties through to the present.

Image: Louise Weaver, From the House of Fabius Rufus 2008 [detail]. Collection of Peter Bate and Wendy Foard, Melbourne