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In Conversation: Darcey Bella Arnold and Tim Riley Walsh

Artist Talk
Saturday 2 April 2022, 5:00am

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

Join Gertrude Studio Artist Darcey Bella Arnold and Gertrude's Curator in Residence Tim Riley Walsh as they discuss Arnold's body of research, the process of enacting the disordering of ideas through a defined painting and sculptural logic, and the decline of order across time. 

Living with aphasia — a condition that can impact the ability to communicate — the artist’s mother Jennifer regularly uses the words atrophy and entropy as placeholder words in written and verbal conversation. Beginning in the studio with these two words, Darcey Bella Arnold tracks and drifts through family histories, artworks, and linguistics to form a body of research that arises from these terms and informs Arnold’s painting and sculptural works.

You can read Tim Riley Walsh's essay 'If a canvas is feeling and a page is th〇ught' published on the Gertrude website

Darcey Bella Arnold is represented by ReadingRoom (Naarm/Melbourne). 

This exhibition is supported by the City of Yarra 2022 Annual Grants program. 

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Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm