Glen Henderson

1 May – 1 June 2019

A Wider Sphere – ITHINK ISEE IDEA is Glen Henderson’s visual exploration across media which coincides with her investigatory interest in major cultural change.   With the internet being the most transformative technological development in human history, machines can now provide different channels of communication when it comes to visual art. Glen Henderson will engage the audience by challenging ‘how we look at art’ through digital videos, painting,  original digital print compositions, constructed form, drawing and diagrams  with handwritten text. On entering the exhibition space, the responsive eye of each viewer is drawn to one point. The viewer then freely moves in any direction at any speed as they explore and re-explore the inter-relatedness of meaning through the visual elements of form, colour, tone, line and direction within the space. ‘Looking’ then becomes ‘seeing’.

Glen Henderson, Exhibition Room Brochure – click here to download

Glen Henderson, Artwork List – click here to download

Catalogue Essay inside Room Brochure by Rodney Hall AM – Rodney Hall is an author with an international reputation. He has twice won the Miles Franklin Award. The Australian Literature Society has twice presented him with its gold medal. In 1991 he was appointed for a three-year term as Chairman of the Australia Council. His latest book, A Stolen Season, Picador 2018, has been nominated for the Dublin International Prize 2020.

‘A thrillingly smart and juicy writer.’ The New York Times

A virtual tour of A Wider Sphere: ITHINK ISEE IDEA:

  1. ONExchange Conversation – Glen Henderson In Conversation with Robert Biscoe and Marion Wilson (of Biscoe Wilson Architects): Listen to this ONExchange here
  2. ONExchnage Conversation – Glen Henderson In Conversation with Jan Baker-Finch & Maurice McCallum – Listen to this conversation here

Artist Statement – A Wider Sphere:
I have drawn from encounters commenced from childhood, each a new experience that surprised and inspired curiosity. Hearing jazz for the first time, investigating nature, architectural space and discovering physics. After a whole of life incubation such awakenings are absorbed as language, becoming joy and ‘the zest of idea’. The human brain responds with curiosity to creatively explore ideas; in nature, the sciences, music and architecture. Such is the nature and process of creativity. In both the arts and the sciences it is the same cognitive software that generates exquisite tensions to inspire a challenging future across ‘A Wider Sphere’.

Image:  Glen Henderson, Encounters (Energisation), 2019, Digital print on canvas stretched over a circular strainer, 50cm diameter. Image: Courtesy of the artist.