Current Artist in Residence 2020/2021
Meagan Streader’s work pushes the limits of light within sculpture and installation. Streader manipulates, reinterprets and extends upon the boundaries of constructed spaces. In developing her project for the BHRAG’s 2021 Artist in Residence program, Streader looks outwards to the landscape and it’s waterways. Her project will present site-specific interventions where the multidimensional use of light re-orientates the viewer’s relationship to the features and scale of place.
Image: Meagan Streader
‘ILLIMITABLE’ is the first in a series of three large-scale site-specific installations presented by Melbourne-based artist Meagan Streader as part of the BHRAG’s 2021 Artist in Residence. The project considers the experience of the sun and the perception of its immense light across the vast and arid landscapes surrounding Broken Hill. These works will exist as a series of distinct sculptural and spatial installations each approaching the materiality and quality of light in a different way.
‘ILLIMITABLE’ is a neon text work referencing the idea of an endless horizon. Depicted as a circle, the work signifies the sun and the idea of an infinite landscape. Referencing experiences of light across the Mundi Mundi Plains, where the curvature of the earth can be seen during sundown, the chosen neon colours imitate the pink, purple and blue hues of the sky as you look back over the Barrier Ranges.
Installed at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, the work acts as a visual link to the large-scale installations that will be installed in September 2021.