Shed by the sun in eclipse by Andrea Eckersley



 – 7.30pm

Exhibition dates: 1 April
–  7 May
Gallery hours: Wed to Sat: 12 – 5pm

Sarah Scout Presents is delighted to announce Andrea Eckersley's solo exhibition Shed by the sun in eclipse.

Shed by the sun in eclipse comprises bronze sculptures, wall work and new paintings on linen and continues Eckersley’s ongoing investigation into the material aspects of painting with a particular focus on its surfaces.

Painting is customarily understood as a form of mark making that renders materials and arrangements of lines, or areas of colour, into compositions on surfaces. While a painting can be conceived of as more than a marked surface, it is primarily these surface features and their particular qualities and arrangements that are said to comprise the material aspects of a painting. For Shed by the sun in eclipse Eckersley works with a range of surfaces including painting and sculpture and surface effects such as those achieved with light and shadow. The exhibition approaches painting by way of the activation of surfaces in an event felt as a difference in intensity. 

Andrea Eckersley is a Melbourne-based artist and writer with a background in fashion. She recently completed her PhD in FIne Arts at Monash University and currently lectures at RMIT University. Eckersley's recent solo and group exhibitions include Surface Activation, MADA Galleries, Monash University (2015); Exit/Entry Points (curated by Matthew Perkins), Glen Eira City Council Gallery (2014); Depthless Flatness (curated by Bryan Spier and Steven Rendall), Incidents Above a Bar (2014); Surface Event, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces (2014); Colour Relations, Nellie Castan Gallery (2012), all Melbourne and Spatial Planes, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane (2011). In 2015 Eckersley was the recipient of the Royal Como Art Commission.

Image: Andrea Eckersley
Antumbra 2015/16
Oil on linen
45 cm x 35 cm
Image courtesy the artist

Royal Como Art Prize Winner Announced - Andrea Eckersley by Andrea Eckersley

The Royal Como Art Commission

C&L International Holdings is very pleased to further support Australian Art and Design with the Royal Como Art Commission.

TheRoyal Como Art Commission is a generous donation of $10,000 to purchase a significant work of an emerging Australian Artist.

The selected artist, Andrea Eckersley is a graduate with a PhD from MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture).

The Commission was judged by MADA Head of Fine Art, Professor Callum Morton together with Sonia Simpfendorfer, Creative Director of Nexus Designs.

Andrea Eckersley’s winning work, 2015. Untitled (moveable wall). Acrylic, gesso, enamel, wax on wall. Dimensions variable.

Andrea Eckersley’s commission will be a installed in the Royal Como foyer upon completion of the building in 2017.