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 35.5cm, photograph by Rosie Hastie
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : King Parrot Glove, 2016, oil on canvasKing Parrot Glove 2016, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 35.5cm, photograph by Rosie Hastie
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Australian Pelican Glove, 2016, oil on canvasAustralian Pelican Glove 2016, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 35.5cm, 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 35.5cm, photograph by Rosie Hastie
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Sulphur Cockatoo Glove, 2016, oil on canvasSulphur Cockatoo Glove 2016, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 35.5cm, photograph by Rosie Hastie
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Many Sided Face, installation view,  2016, oil on canvasMany Sided Face installation view, 2016, oil on canvas, panels 30.5 x 35.5cm, 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.