Linden EXTRA with

Troy Emery
& Ash Keating

Since opening their stunning exhibitions at Linden earlier this year, both Troy Emery and Ash Keating have been working on some other very exciting projects.

Troy Emery at the Australian Tapestry Workshop

As well as making the magnificent, tasselled creatures that were presented in his recent solo exhibition, Sonder, at Linden, Troy Emery also makes vibrant paintings.

The‘Weaving Futures project is a COVID-19 response initiative that gave 15 artists from around Australia financial support to create new work.

Funded by Creative Victoria and the Playking Foundation, the artists were selected to have their works transformed into tapestries. Emery’s painting big kangaroo urn has been woven into a tapestry by Emma Sulzer.

About his painting, Emery wrote:

"This painting depicts a neoclassical urn with a central panel containing a kangaroo with joey. Four small kangaroo figures adorn the lid and base of the urn. The creative rationale that informs my work comes from my ongoing interest in how the history of our relationship with animals is underpinned by our ability to give meaning to them and use them in allegory and metaphor. The use of the Wedgwood-esque urn as a motif in my painting practice presents a hybrid object, one that straddles classical antiquities and domestic decorative kitsch. I’m interested in the boundaries between fine art, museums, natural history, craft, and the domestic space; and am interested in objects, particularly animals, that cross between each of these."

You can visit the ATW to see the exhibition of Weaving Futures designs and to watch the weavers at work!

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Spot Ash Keating’s new work in the CBD AND South Melbourne 

Ash Keating continues to enliven Melbourne’s public spaces with his large, vibrant and energetic paintings. You can see his most recent work in the lobby of the new W Hotel in the CBD. This was a collaboration between the artist and Hachem Architecture.

Ash has also completed a new public art project in South Melbourne, not too far from the South Melbourne Market on Union St. The project was commissioned by the City of Port Phillip in partnership with Linden New Art.

IMAGES [Top to bottom] > Troy Emery at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Photographs: Australian Tapestry Workshop.
>  Lobby elevators of W Hotel Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Preston.
> Ash Keating's public art project in South Melbourne. This work was commissioned by the City of Port Phillip in partnership with Linden New Art. Photograph: p1xels.

+ Visit Troy Emery > Sonder + Visit Ash Keating > Duality


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