Rhiannon Slatter uses photography to explore the geometry of the built environment, abstracting the aesthetics of industry, infrastructure and transport settings. She aims to reveal dynamic connections between shape and form, creating unity between all elements of the image structure. Her work is presently focused on the kinetic nature of persistent growth in Melbourne and subsequent ubiquity of construction and new development in our urban and suburban environments.
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In 2017 Rhiannon Slatter began studying the process of a building coming to life, exploring its underlying structure, architectural language and eventual purpose, its reason for being. The project she chose to follow Beaumaris Secondary College in Bayside Melbourne, a new school designed by architects ClarkeHopkinsClarke that revitalises a rundown precinct and fills a void of public education at this level in its local area. Slatter photographed the school’s construction throughout 2017 up to its occupation by students and staff in 2018 and 2019. The technique of digitally layering these collected images considers parallels between the buildings’ assembly and the learning that now takes place there, seeing education as also occurring in layers; a process of building knowledge in the development of a deep understanding of the world and our place in it.
Becoming was initially presented in the Bob Whiteway Resource Centre at Beaumaris Secondary College where it interacted with the architecture it responded to.
Rhiannon Slatter has been the inaugural participant in the Artist in Schools Program initiated by Bayside City Council, which took place during term 3 of 2019 at Beaumaris Secondary College.
Becoming will be exhibited at Bayside Gallery 12th October – 10th November 2019 alongside other key works from recent series.
The artist would like to acknowledge the support of ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects, Bayside City Council and Beaumaris Secondary College with this project
CONCRETE: Art Design Architecture
CONCRETE: art design architecture is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. Curated by JamFactory’s Margaret Hancock Davis (Senior Curator) and Brian Parkes (CEO), the exhibition includes 21 artists, designers and architects from across Australia and brings together products, projects and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with concrete within contemporary art, design and architecture in Australia. Featuring Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Adam Goodrum, Alex Lotersztain, Anna Horne, Baldasso Cortese Architects (Tarrawarra Abbey), Candalepas (Punchbowl Mosque), CHEB – Deb Jones and Christine Cholewa, Convic, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects (Tamarama House), Edition Office (Hawthorne House), Elvis Richardson, Glenn Murcutt (The Australian Islamic Centre), Kyoko Hashimoto and Guy Keulemans, Inari Kiuru, Jamie North, Megan Cope, Rhiannon Slatter, Tom Borgas, Sanné Mestrom, SMART Design Studio – William Smart (Indigo Slam), and WOOD Melbourne – Oliver MacLatchy.
Cairns Art Gallery
22 November 2019 – 12 January 2020
Australian Design Centre
24 January – 15 March 2020
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
27 March – 10 May 2020
Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery
12 June – 9 August 2020
Griffith Regional Art Gallery
29 August – 24 November 2020
Western Plains Cultural Centre
4 December 2020 – 24 January 2021
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
13 February – 21 March 2021
Mornington Peninsular Regional Art Gallery
30 April – 20 June 2021
Design Centre Tasmania
2 July – 5 September 2021
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
Murray Bridge, SA
15 October 2021 – 28 November 2021
Signal Point Gallery
3 December 2021 – 6 February 2022