Cane It , 2010 pastel on paper 51 x 51 cm
Denky , 2010 pastel on paper 51 x 51 cm
Camel Bivy 2010 Laura Wills and William Cheesman, camel skin, olive, pegs, clothes
RENO - Opening on Wednesday the 1st of September at 6:00PM
12 Compton Street
Exhibition runs from the 2-18th of September.
Reno is a collaborative exhibition at FELTspace between Laura Wills and William Cheesman that is grounded in environmental themes as well as discussing ideas of habitation and pestilence. Part of this exhibition includes work undertaken by the artists during an Asia Link Residency.
Laura Wills is a visual artist based in Adelaide, practicing a diverse range of media from drawing to installation, media arts and community projects. Wills has an interest in using found materials, collaboration and basing projects on social/ environmental themes. She regularly exhibits and has received numerous grants and residencies both in Australia and overseas.
Laura has previously exhibited at Next Wave Festival, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide Central School Gallery, Light Square Gallery (TAFE SA), Hill Smith Gallery, ArtRoom 5 and the Helpmann Academy Graduate Show.
She has also undertaken residencies at Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (supported by Asia Link) and Sanskriti Kendra Residency India, (supported by the Helpman Academy,) as well as Room Exchange residency, Vienna (supported by SAYAB\Carclew)
William Cheesman has a broad range of skills including work in the architectural field, drafting and primarily model making. More recently he has been working in remote indigenous communities, on community and collaborative art projects and freak bicycle construction. He has an ongoing interest in the environment and aesthetics of art and design in everyday life.
Wills and Cheesman regularly collaborate on a variety of professional and community art projects, including plant in a purse workshops for children, interactive public art projects and large scale installation works.
This exhibition has also been supported by an Australia Council grant.