15 ARTISTS 2020


5 DEC 2020 - 27 FEB 2021


After her first solo exhibition at the Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Izabela Pluta has been chosen as one of the competing artists in the 15 Artists annual acquisitive prize. 


The 15 Artists annual acquisitive prize seeks diverse voices and ideas about culture, spirit, identity and place. Recent works from invited Australian artists compete for the $15,000 prize, and a place in the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection. 


Excerpt from 15 Artists 2020 brochure:

"Invented depths (Iteration 1-4) is made from a map of Australia’s North Coast, originally published by the Hydrographic Service in 1974. Its visual language aims to reconsider the perception of borders and demarcations through a haptic, camera-less process of image-making that echoes cycles of erosion and accretion. 


These contact negatives were made by passing light through the original artefact in the darkroom using random intervals of time. They thereby form a fictitious diagram, making them both documents and erasures of borders and coastlines. 


While conceptually anchored in Pluta’s experience as a Polish migrant to Australia, the artist’s process of dislocating the features of the map also proposes a critique of the procedures of colonialism, its related hegemonic discourses and the effects of globalisation." 

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