Defiance Gallery, Sydney, 21 July – 9 September 2021
The Sphinx will be on exhibition at Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney in 2021
The Sphinx, 2020, mechanical assemblage, 35x53x19cm
The Family will be on exhibition at Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney in 2021
mechanical assemblage, 2020, 41x18x16cm
Please Don’t Shoot, 2019, kinetic assemblage, 24x58x18cm
Reminiscent of fairground games such as Laughing Clowns and Shooting Galleries, this work was made in response to the thousands of ducks that are shot for sport every year during duck hunting season in Australia. On winding the key on the side of the work, the decoy duck heads turn from side to side in unison.
Materials: vintage wooden decoy duck heads, vintage wooden utility box, painted timber inlay, timber, handmade mechanical parts, and music box movement.
The Collector, 2018, 17x10x10cm, kinetic music box assemblage
The Collector is on exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, by invitation of Scott Weston Architecture Design in their submission to the Rigg Design Prize, Domestic Living.
This work references: John Fowles dark novel, The Collector; the effect that pesticides are having on the insect world; and the selfie world we inhabit.
materials: reconstructed vintage tin, reconstructed vintage toys, mechanical parts, epoxy resin, metal, timber, plastic, paper & acrylic paint
Braemar Gallery, Springwood, NSW
Please Don’t Feed, 2018, kinetic music box assemblage, 24x25x11cm
This kinetic assemblage was created for an exhibition based on the delicate ecosystem of the Glenbrook Lagoon in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
These kinetic works, loosely based on the 1969 Moon Landing, are on exhibition at Stella Downer, Fine Art, Sydney.
These kinetic artworks are in a 3 person exhibition, based on the art of assemblage, at Stella Downer, Fine Art, Sydney until 4 November, 2017. The other artists in the exhibition are Liz Shreeve and Annabel Butler.
Mother and Child
The Devil’s in the Detail
Holdsworth inserts light into her works, creating a sense of film noir in the dark nooks and crannies of her interiors. Working with found and made objects she creates intimate narratives that move from the nostalgic to the dark and subversive. In this series of works, Holdsworth engages with the Kewpie Doll, refashioning it into grander imaginary narratives – from dancing with the devil to Madonna and Child and an interior of a radio that recalls the glory of Pharlap and the races.
Excerpt from catalogue essay by Lucy Stranger