Kitty Calvert Assemblage Sculpture Exhibition at Red Gallery 14th April - 2nd May, 2021

Published by: Kitty Calvert | 6-Apr-2021
Born from the detritus of a multitude of memories, Kitty Calvert assemblage sculptures are created using vintage discovered treasure, evoking cherished memories of childhood and times past. In a world of mass consumption, we view the pieces of treasure used in each sculpture as memory carrying vessels, taking us to a time in the past where things were built to last. With the sculptures, we have given these unloved pieces of treasure a new life. Seeing the pieces recycled, reimagined and reborn in a way that brings new joy to a new audience and in a way that encourages the audience to voyage on their own magical journey of memory. Kitty Calvert presents their latest collection at Red Gallery in North Fitzroy April 14-May 2
Venue: Red Gallery
Address: 156 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North, Victoria
Date: 14th April, 2021
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Ticket: Free
Call: 412171592
Kitty Calvert assemblage sculptures are a collaboration of treasure hunt and treasure build, between Melbourne based husband and wife Julia Brampton and Phill Calvert. They share the joy and the humour of the work, as well as the desire to make cool new stuff, from cool old stuff and bring life to inanimate objects that might just as easily been sent to land fill.

We invite the viewer to reflect on the potential journey each piece has made to its final resting place. In today's world where things are designed with obsolescence in mind, we find there is a hankering for things that last. Sometimes these are things from our past.maybe things we let go of years ago or things that were lost or misplaced as our lives evolved and we grew.

Where did all those things go? Why are they now considered rubbish to be consigned to the tip, the garage or at best the op shop!! Such things of beauty, often so carefully and artfully constructed at a time when things were made to last.

Often when we discover one treasure, we have no idea how it will combine with the others to create its new persona. It comes together in an almost magical process as one piece speaks to another and another until we see the unfolding possibility of the sculpture. It makes us laugh and share stories and sometimes even feel a little sad. Ultimately there is such joy in the process of creating as each Kitty rises from the collection of found and gathered objects and appears in its new form, with a new lease of life, a new personality and a brand new spirit.

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