Manly Art Gallery & Museum presents Dark Matter a new installation by Northern Beaches-based artist Julia Davis.
In 2013, as the recipient of the Australia Council residency in Rome, Julia Davis travelled with volcanologists and geologists to southern Italy where people live with the constant threat of volcanic annihilation. The artwork created during her residency included video, digital prints on paper and silk, and three-dimensional forms cast from volcanic ash.
Julia Davisís work explores the effects of time on understandings of the body in relation to the material world and how this underpins our sense of self and place. Active sites such as deserts, volcanoes, coastal precincts and salt lakes provide ways to explore the idea that landscape is cultural space - a space informed by and informing culture.