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Michael Belmore is the recipient of the 2015 RMIT iAIR Gushul Studios Residency Exchange. In this exhibition he works with Bluestone and copper to investigate how we view nature as a commodity.
Michael Belmore is a sculptor who works predominantly with copper, a metal indigenous to many parts of North America. Mountains are literally moved in order to satisfy society’s industrial need for this resource, yet this is also a metal that lacks the connotations of preciousness, when compared to gold and silver. As a pure element, copper has been chosen to correlate to the purity of the landscape, yet it is malleable and readily takes an impression, whether from a calculated or an incautious hammer-blow. Belmore uses material and material processes to investigate how our culture views landscape and sees nature as a commodity.
Thursday 21 May 5—7pm
Michael Belmore artist talk
Thursday 21 May 12.30pm