Thin Ice ²

Collaboration between Szilvia Gyorgy and James McCallum

Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby

Brief statement;

It takes time to understand another person’s method and approach to art. At the beginning of the project instead of spending a long time discussing what they should make, Szilvia Gyorgy and James McCallum together gathered materials that interested them, and from there a dialogue and creative collaboration began. In their project the selected format was determined by found objects and materials relegated to the status of redundant or junk, thus, both used materials that are uncommon to their traditional practices.

The project finds its grounding with a collection of materials which are reborn as authentic elements. The setting of the exhibition within the context of the former rubbish incinerator designed as a work of art by Walter Burley Griffin further serves to heighten the project ambition.

In every collaborative work there is a third voice between the artists that drives new ways of thinking and creativity. During the project there was a constant change in leadership where either Gyorgy or McCallum had belief and trust in their partners concept. Often the pivotal moments in the practical process happened when one of the artists would push the work beyond the other artist’s comfort and challenged their perception.

Exhibiting artists are;

Ayako Saito with Ron Robertson-Swann OAM
Koichi Ishino with Yutaka Sawasaki
Akira Kamada with Kerry Laws
Nahomi Yoshizawa with Sairi Yoshizawa
Itzick Fisher with Meg Dunworth
Sue Roberts with Brian Carlson
Szilvia György with James McCallum

in the courtyard
Sun Day: in the courtyard

Sun and Fun 


To the Point 

Vertical Village 

Summer Palace