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The Arrangements: assembling nature

March 1, 2023
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1 March - 28 May 2023

Catherine Truman responds to a year-long residency at Carrick Hill and draws on the intimate nature of this site and its relationship with art to investigate the impact of climate change and the fragility of the natural world. The new works are integrated into the domestic spaces of the house museum positioned and alongside Carrick Hill’s unique art collection. The Wall Gallery (2nd Floor) has been transformed into The Assembly Room, the artist's studio, where the inner workings of the project and the art works are revealed. Entry to House Museum & Wall Gallery from $12. Catalogue available.

Known as much for its beautiful grounds as its heritage architecture, the grand Carrick Hill estate is the inspiration for a new creative project by acclaimed South Australian artist Catherine Truman. Carrick Hill is filled with an eclectic and historically significant art collection, surrounded by extensive gardens ringed by native bushland. The estate is a time capsule of privileged mid-twentieth century life in Adelaide, with domestic spaces that exude the power of living with art. As artist-in-residence at Carrick Hill, Truman draws on the unique, intimate nature of this site and its relationship with art. The Arrangements: assembling nature investigates our impact on the environment and considers both a domestic and scientific interpretation of the natural world from historic and contemporary perspectives. The skilfully crafted objects that make up this exhibition explore the roles and rituals of cultivation, harvest and the arrangement of plants and flowers in the lives of the estate’s former residents and audiences today. This exhibition expertly unpacks our relationship with the natural world and reinforces the capacity of art to disrupt assumptions and expectations.