Engineering is Beautiful

National Exhibition Register

  • HYDRA STEP AUSTRALIA SPRAY PRINT 4
    James Capper HYDRA STEP AUSTRALIA SPRAY PRINT 4, 2016
    Medium
    Digital Print and spray paint on paper
    Dimensions
    29.7 x 42cm

About the exhibition

James Capper is a young British artist whose unique practice has won acclaim throughout the world. James is an ‘artist-engineer’. He makes industrial scale sculpture that wouldn't look out of place on a mining site and it has been captivating audiences, especially young poeple, all around the world. ‘Engineering Is Beautiful’ (working title) is Capper’s first gallery exhibition in Australia.

The show will present Capper as an artist with the mind and intentions of an engineer and highlight his beautifully idiosyncratic drawing practice, with a focus on his ‘Earth Marking’ division. This division of work is highly influenced by human interaction with the worlds of mining and earthmoving, yet taking an even more radical approach to engineering.

These works also embody human fascination with the walking machine, striking ground in a new and unchartered area of technology and engineering. Drawing is a crucial first step to Capper’s practice. It acts as a first-stop expressive tool for his imagination, capturing his early ideas and then evolving to act as ‘plans’ as they become realised in metal. We are very excited to bring one of the most promising talents in sculpture to Australia and showcase his work to regional audiences who might be familiar with seeing industrial imagery in their day to day lives but not in the context of a gallery.

We look forward to working with regional galleries.

Artists and Curator

Curator
Edward Campbell
Artists

James Capper

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/10/2017 - 01/10/2018
Exhibition size
Under 50 sq or running metres
Originating state
NSW
Organised by
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Price
Contact to discuss
Web Site
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_QJZejcnpyHbzNiNXlpUERKSlU/view?usp=sharing
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Digital Catalogue, Education Kit, Exhibition Tour Manual, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Signage
Other materials
Please find the proposal with imagery here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_QJZejcnpyHbzNiNXlpUERKSlU/view?usp=sharing
Primary contact
Edward Campbell
Phone
0488 455 846
E-mail
ed@thenewguard.co