Chris Carmody

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mixed media on shade cloth

photo credit: Sean Davey


Chris Carmody was born in Canberra, and studied Art at the ANU. He currently lives and works in Yuendumu in Central Australia. His art practice involves drawing, painting, photography, collage and installation. Carmody has held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group shows including at The Drill Hall Gallery, the Canberra Museum and Gallery, and last year at TCB inc. Melbourne. He was the recipient of the Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS) Emerging Artist Support Scheme, Artist in Residence, 2010 and the Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award, 2012.


(Insert Text) responds to the site of Bowen Place by creating the illusion of large book spines which appear to have been slotted amongst the abutment wall of the main walkway. These new surfaces are constructed from painted shade cloth. Each apparent book title has been selected for the purpose of prompting thoughts amongst pedestrians, as they move through the transition from the path of the parliamentary triangle to the level of the lake.

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