Tilting at Windmills

National Exhibition Register

  • Shades of Grey
    Denise V. Brown Shades of Grey , 2012
    Image Credit
    Image courtesy Denise V. Brown

About the exhibition

Tilting at Windmills explores the issues many people face arising from roaming technology, language difficulties, inadequate education or personality attributes. 

Denise V. Brown is well known for using a variety of media to create artworks challenging aspects of modern society and frequently exploring themes of social exclusion and the concept of “other". 

Tilting at Windmills presents a series of exquisitely crafted three-dimensional artworks, which explore the effects of communication difficulties for an individual in a society where information must be gathered and assimilated in overwhelming quantities. 

The artworks invite the viewer to experience the frustration, isolation and long term trauma which may result from an inability to understand those around us, whether as a result of synaptic problems, as in dyslexia, or due to the language barriers encountered by those entering a culture other than their own. 

Denise draws on her own experience, along with a deep empathy for all who find themselves adrift without language, to create a moving narrative significant and recognisable to a wide audience. 

Viewers of artist Denise Brown's work consistently comment that it is exquisitely crafted. It is a precision wrought by her background in industrial design and a quality highly regarded by respected practitioners in visual art. 

"Denise has been able to consistently construct and present material propositions which use the admirable skill she has honed in constructing functional structures, to develop a series of works which, in this era of blandly reassuring branding and Mondo Art, have what could be described as a level of stylistic anarchy/crossover that could and should be welcomed."  said Stuart Elliot, a mentor of Denise Brown. 

Artists and Curator

Denise V. Brown

Denise V. Brown

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
14/07/2017 - 01/01/2019
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Contact to discuss
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Digital Catalogue, Education Kit, Exhibition Tour Manual, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities
Primary contact
Denise V. Brown
0419 942 775