Anna Varendorff / if you squint you can see it / August 3 - September 2


Fort Delta is delighted to present Melbourne-based artist Anna Varendorff’s new project ‘if you squint you can see it’ at the gallery from August 3 - September 2. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the gallery on Thursday August 3 from 6.00 - 8.00pm. A room text by artist Kate Meakin will be available at the opening and throughout the exhibtion‘s duration.

Varrendorf’s new work presents as a series of wall mounted vitrine displays of textured glass and light, in relation to solid, very heavy brass frames positioned resting against the gallery walls. Consistent with her interdisciplinary practice combining jewellery-making and sculpture through the domain of objecthood, Varendorff’s framework for ‘if you squint you can see it’ operates as a solo exhibition and within this is presented a symbiotic project for the festival Radiant Pavilion. Evoked are tropes of classical painting and sculpture, employed are skills of the jeweller and tradesperson.

Fort Delta is excited to work with Anna Varendorff, in conjunction with Radiant Pavilion; a curated program of interventions, exhibitions and events that celebrates contemporary jewellery. The program will happen in and around Melbourne City at a number of locations between 26 August - 3 September. More details can be found on Radiant Pavilion. website.(http://www.radiantpavilion.com.au/).

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Anna Varrendorff holds an MFA from Monash University, Melbourne, and graduated their 2010 with an Honours degree in Fine Arts. She graduated from the Queensland College of art in 2001 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, Gold and Silversmithing. In April of 2017 she presented as ACV studio as part of the Local Design installation at Milan Design Week alongside 11 other Australian creatives. Her work ‘cloudland’ featured in Caves Gallery offsite exhibition at the Substation, Melbourne, in March of 2017. Selected recent solo exhibitions include Play Object Drawing, Hub Furniture, Melbourne, 2016; bright internal external, Mercer Financial with Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2016; bouba with Haima Marriott, TCB Art Inc, Melbourne, 2015; Sort of Free Objects, A-CH Gallery, Brisbane, 2014; Line Horizon, c3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne, 2013; Things to play with, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2013. Selected recent group exhibitions include Our Kind of Playground, Artisan, Queensland, 2017; Saturn Returns, Fort Delta, Melbourne, 2016; Studio Oni Residency Exhibition, Onishi, Japan; 2016; What does this one do? Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne, 2016; NEW16, ACCA, Melbourne, 2016; Mayoral Chain, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2015; Form and Flex, Pieces of Eight, Melbourne; 2015; Nearness, Mr Kitly, Melbourne; 2015. Public artworks include PLATFORM 2009-2012, Museum of Brisbane, Queensland, 2011; Monstrance and Tabernacle, Australian Catholic Church, Brisbane, 2008; Urban Pillars Public Sculpture, Bracken Ridge, Queensland, 2007.