Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is thrilled to present new works by Fiona Hall in Afraid Cascade. One of Australia's most prominent artists, Hall is best known for extraordinary works that transform quotidian materials into vital organic forms with both historical and contemporary relevance. Hall works across a broad range of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, moving image and installation, often employing forms of museological display. Hall's sculptures are characterised by their intricate construction and thematic resonance with systems of classification, issues of environmentalism and globalisation, war and conflict.
Fiona Hall has mounted numerous solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. Hall represented Australia at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015 with her impressive installation Wrong Way Time. She has been included in many important solo, group exhibitions and biennales over the past two decades, including Uneasy Seasons, National Gallery of Victoria (2017); Wrong Way Time, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2016); Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2014); Australia, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2013); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2000 and 2010); the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2009); _DeOverkant/Downunde_r, Den Haag Sculpture, Netherlands (2007); and Prism: Contemporary Australian Art, Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo (2006). Major retrospectives of Hall's work have been held by Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (both 2005).
Hall's work has been collected by all the major Australian state museums. She has also completed a number of important public commissions in Sydney and Canberra in the past two decades. Her recent commissions include All Along the Watch Towers, Centre d'arts et de nature, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France (2018), and The Hall of Service, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project Commission, Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney (2019).
Press release courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.