Melbourne, 14 Nov 2020 — 6 Dec 2020

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

Domestic and Feral
- Jimmy Rix

‘Most of these works have been made during the COVID period where I have spent more time observing animals, both domestic and feral.

My studio in the Macedon Ranges looks out to a large dam and native grass area. There are a pair of Welcome Swallows and a Nankeen Kestrel who roost in my workshop at night and often sit and watch me work.

I have always had an interest in the aboriginal history of our continent. Since I have lived in The Ranges, I have read about the creation stories and the importance of the birdlife to this area. I have tried to connect with country by observing birds.

I have a love of all animals and the domestic animals in this exhibition are of our own pets, as well as pets I have encountered in the past.

I like to sketch, making a lot of small images on a page. These become my sculpture. With this show I have gone from drawing into fabrication very quickly as I wanted to be in the moment; you could say that I stayed in “the flow”.

Often something gets entombed inside the sculpture during the making and can be heard when one shakes the work. Other times I like to place objects inside sculptures, I believe this give the work a soul.

I find surface finishes interesting and the alchemy of electroplating fascinating. This is the process of bonding a metal to the surface of another metal object by an electrical charge. I patina all these works and the bronze sculptures myself and control the rusting process on the Corten pieces.’ – Jimmy Rix, 2020

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