Simryn Gill

Gathering

This solo exhibition presents the work of leading Sydney-based Malaysian artist, Simryn Gill. It reveals the artist’s pursuit of meaning through materials, forms and ways of working and is focused around new works from the past five years including photography, objects, collections, books and text pieces.

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 20 November 2008 to Sunday 22 March 2009

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Published by M.C.A. on Thursday 27 November 2008.
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Gill’s practice considers how we might experience place and the intersection of personal and collective histories and geographies. For her work May 2006 the artist took more than 800 photographs over a month of walks around her neighbourhood, using a film stock that had recently been discontinued and was nearing its expiry date. The work records the passing of this material as well as Gill’s deepening connection to her locality.

To celebrate the exhibition, MCA Public Programs highlights Pearls, a series of bead necklaces created by the artist out of books. The process involves Gill inviting colleagues and friends to give her a book of their choice, which she then makes into beads and returns to the giver to be worn.