Louise Haselton - Act Natural

Author(s): Gillian Brown; Leigh Robb; Jenna McKenzie; Louise Haselton (Artist)


Louise Haselton offers glimpses of the curious inner lives of everyday and overlooked things.

From the domestic to the exotic, the natural to the 'made', she distinctively intuits connections between seemingly disparate material vernaculars. Haselton believes in the invisible forces that bind and repel the world around us.

With a witty reverence for the objects and materials she engages with, Haselton explores the communicative possibilities of weight, balance and form within her predominantly sculptural works. Her practice is unexpected, unconventional, and exemplary of an artist especially attuned to the matters which surround us.

Louise Haselton: Act natural is a compendium of Haselton's works to date including illustrated essays chronicling the inspirations, influences and ideas behind her extraordinary practice of the last twenty-five years.

Gillian Brown is Curator at the University of South Australia's Samstag Museum of Art. Her projects there include solo exhibitions by Laurie Anderson, Daniel Crooks, Shaun Gladwell and Fiona Tan, as well as group exhibitions Quicksilver: 25 years of Samstag Scholarships and Countercurrents. She is the curator of Louise Haselton's major exhibition like cures like. Holding a Master of Arts (Studies in Art History) from the University of Adelaide, Brown is a co-founder and co-editor of the online arts writing platform fine print and a member of the editorial advisory committee for arts journal Artlink.

Leigh Robb is the inaugural Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, where her curated exhibitions include Chiharu Shiota: Embodied and Versus Rodin: Bodies across time and space. Previously Robb was Senior Curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts from 2009-2016 during which time she worked with artists such as Tracey Moffatt, Richard Bell, Jeppe Hein and Thomas Rentmeister. She undertook her Masters in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and has written widely on Australian and international art. In 2020 Leigh Robb will curate the 30th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

Jenna McKenzie is an arts writer based in Adelaide, South Australia. She writes widely on contemporary art for national publications such as the AgeArt Monthly AustraliaArtlink, and the Art Gallery of South Australia, and is a regular contributor of catalogue essays for artists, artist-run-spaces, and independent commercial galleries.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781743056684
  • : Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : 1.01
  • : October 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gillian Brown; Leigh Robb; Jenna McKenzie; Louise Haselton (Artist)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 128