Sensorium – the Unfurling by Jo Darvall

7 Jul 2014




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Saturate your senses with colour, sound, and smell through this invigorating exhibition of kinetic sculpture and paintings by Australian artist Jo Darvall. Sensorium – the Unfurling is a return to the thrill of feeling, yet is a subtle invitation, a gentle immersion. Bathe, touch, listen and play in the hues of colour, layers of soft rustling paper and the especially commissioned Gemselector soundscape.

This is a rich world – experience it.

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Sensorium – The Unfurling
Sculpture Square
155 Middle Road, Singapore
July 8 – 11, 2014.

Opening Night: July 7, 2014, 7 – 9pm
Exhibition dates July 8 – 11, 10am – 6pm
Artist and curator’s talk: July 11, 7 – 8pm.

Free to the public

Australian artist Jo Darvall creates work that reconnects people with their sensual nature, from her delicate water colours, to her kinetic installations. Originally from Melbourne then moving to Perth, Jo studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, receiving a BA in Fine Art in 1998. Jo has a highly explorative and evolving practice, working in a variety of mediums to stimulate her audience.

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Jo is currently actively expanding her practice into the Asian art market, and was invited to exhibit in the Asian Art Fair in Hong Kong by Australasian Art Projects. She is hosting a solo show in Singapore in July at Sculpture Square Limited. For this special exhibition Jo will be creating a site specific installation Sensorium – The Unfurling in the colonial era silver church located within the arts precinct of Singapore. The fresh interpretation of a large rice paper sculpture originally created for The Big Sky Exhibition 2012 held at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle Australia, will be suspended from original wooden beams in the lofty ceiling and illuminated by a light show that is synchronized to a soundtrack by American composer Jonathan Gaboury aka Gemselector. The sculpture’s light structure will respond to air and people moving through the space.

“This piece invites people to enter a different world that is playful, rich with fluttering layers of colour, movement, fragrance, taste and sound. It is designed to draw people into an enveloping lightness, a luxuriant escape.”




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