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Sarah Tracton x St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford Convent


  • St Heliers Street Gallery at Abbotsford Convent 1 Saint Heliers Street Abbotsford, VIC, 3067 Australia (map)
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Craft Victoria and St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbottsford Convent, are pleased to present Sarah Tracton.

The Abbotsford Convent presents Hearing it for Silence, an installational multidisciplinary solo exhibition of new ceramic lighting and drawings by Australian artist Sarah Tracton.

Tracton uses her experience of hearing loss as a catalyst to visually explore the texture of sound via the materiality of luminous porcelain lighting. She canvasses the metaphorical transition from silence towards a sound with an cyber technology - a nexus between art and technology. On display is a series of porcelain translucent and luminous lights that are 100% hand constructed with high-grade translucent and luminous porcelain fitted with electrical components. 

Tracton fuses of fine art with functional design - a painted canvass with improvised, varied and improvised iridescent colouring. Marbled chromatic landscape panorama coloured surfaces akin to landscape topography are the result.

Sarah Tracton Studio is a lighting brand based in Melbourne, Australia. Working with high grade porcelain with exquisite translucent qualities, each light constructed is 100% finished by hand over several weeks forming its own unique markings and personality. No two pieces are alike, thus forming their own characteristics and aesthetic. 

The making process involves building architectural porcelain canvass slabs from pouring liquid clay onto a plaster slab, towards a final 1280 degree firing. Between firings, the pieces are wet/dry sanded by hand to ensure smooth surface qualities.