This Brittle Light: Light Source Commissions 2020-21

Grant Stevens, still from Fawn in the Forest [detail]. Live streamed procedurally generated computer graphics with sound. Assisted by Pat Younis. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Throughout the past twelve months of pandemic disruption, Buxton Contemporary commissioned an array of leading Australian artists to develop a series of new projects, under the title of Light Source commissions. Referencing art as a source of illumination the initiative was conceived to support the creation of new work or the further development of an existing landmark body of work.

The Light Source commissions series emerged from a challenging period of personal and social limitations and constraint. As such, each of these projects can been seen as an extension of the participants’ ongoing artistic pursuits and interests as well as an outcome of the time in which these works were conceived, a period underscored by human fragility, resilience and imagination.

Each of these ambitious projects has been presented digitally, online or remotely, and now have a further life exhibited together as a series of discrete projects in the gallery spaces across Buxton Contemporary.

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Image: Grant Stevens, still from Fawn in the Forest [detail]. Live streamed procedurally generated computer graphics with sound. Assisted by Pat Younis. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney