ABOUT THE PROJECT
Having lived with long term depression and anxiety, Celine Roberts used goat skin leather to create a series of mask-like sculptures modelled off her own face. The fixed expressions play with the idea of “putting on a face” as a defence mechanism. The work aims to explore the duality of anxiety, with the title "Familiar" exploring the alter ego or "buddy"; anxiety as an asphyxiating presence, while also referencing the (somewhat ironic) sense of familiarity that comes out of living with routine distress and inadequacy.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Currently working and living in Sydney, Celine majored in Sculpture, Performance and Installation at the College of Fine Arts graduating with Honours in 2012.
Working with sculpture and installation, the artist explores the body and identity politics through a process-based experimentation of different mediums and materials. Fascinated with death and intimacy, Celine uses a wide range of techniques (predominantly women’s handy-crafts) to create sculptural installations that critique the status quo of everything weird and wonderful about sex, gender and femininity.
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm | The Apartments