Many Sided Face 2016, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Project Space, Hobart

  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Emu Glove, 2016, oil on canvasEmu Glove 2016, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 35.5 cm, photograph by Rosie Hastie
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : King Parrot Glove, 2016, oil on canvasKing Parrot Glove 2016, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 35.5 cm, photograph by Rosie Hastie
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Australian Pelican Glove, 2016, oil on canvasAustralian Pelican Glove 2016, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 35.5 cm, photograph by Rosie Hastie
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Blue-winged Kookaburra Glove, 2016, oil on canvasBlue-winged Kookaburra Glove 2016, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 35.5 cm, photograph by Rosie Hastie
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Sulphur Cockatoo Glove, 2016, oil on canvasSulphur Cockatoo Glove 2016, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 35.5 cm, photograph by Rosie Hastie
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Many Sided Face, installation view,  2016, Many Sided Face installation view, 2016, photograph by Rosie Hastie

Many Sided Face explores human interactions with the natural environment, and relationships between Australian landscape and identity. Drawing on Australian cliches and popular culture, a combination of coloured cleaning gloves and hand gestures are used to imitate iconic Australian birds in their ‘natural habitat’. The domestic cleaning glove is used as a motif to represent suburbia, and examines how nature, culture and identity are often experienced in indirect ways. These works present a modern approach to connecting with the thematics of Australian identity, place and belonging.