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

Jimmy Rix
Jimmy Rix’s sculptures often relate to personal experiences and familiar objects. Having lived within both …
View Profile

In Blog

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2023

Image above John Petrie with his winning work  23.5°  in Marks Park, Tamarama. Photograph by Jane Barrett 25TH EXHIBITION | …

Read More

Jimmy Rix, Inge King and James Parrett – Finalists in Sculpture on the Farm 2023

Image above: Jimmy Rix  Tonight, it’s just the two of us  2023  corten steel  edition 1 of 3  310 x …

Read More

Jimmy Rix – Recipient of the Disruption Award, Lake Light Sculpture

Image above: Jimmy Rix  I’ve got this chicken legs!  2023  Corten steel  311 x 120 x 90 cm. Congratulations to …

Read More

Michael Buzzacott – SLOT Window Gallery 2024

Image above: Michael Buzzacott  Olympia  2024  steel  199 x 130 x 69 cm   SLOT is an independent window gallery …

Read More

Barbie Kjar – Winner of the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Image above: Barbie Kjar and her winning work No Expectations  2024 Congratulations to Barbie Kjar, Winner of the 2024 Adelaide …

Read More

Heather Shimmen Exhibition Featured in Memo Review

Curator Sheridan Palmer has written an insightful review for Memo Review of Heather Shimmen’s solo exhibition  The Sun Shining Ultravioletly …

Read More

Dale Miles, Stephanie Monteith and David Horton – IGNITE Fundraising Event for Women for Change

Image above: Stephanie Monteith   Box and Crane  2022  graphite on paper  37 x 27 cm Fundraising event for Women for …

Read More

Andrew Antoniou and Barbie Kjar – Finalists in the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Barbie Kjar  No Expectations  2024  ink, charcoal and conte on Somerset paper  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Andrew Antoniou …

Read More

Jennifer Keeler Milne – Grafton Regional Gallery

‘Reflecting about the last few years of my practise, I realised that the perspective to which I’m constantly drawn is …

Read More

Deborah Williams in ‘GAZE’ group exhibition – Australian Print Workshop

Deborah Williams  Differences in degree  2016  etching, engraving, aquatint and roulette, edition 20, 53 x 56 cm A selection of works …

Read More

Greg Weight’s portrait of Emily Kam Kngwarray included in NGA exhibition

Image: Professor Fred Myer and curator Kelli Cole pictured at the NGA Artworks L-R: Sandover Map, Cartography © Brenda Thornley …

Read More

Philip Davey – Documentary by Peter M Lamont

Philip Davey, pictured in his studio Filmmaker Peter M Lamont, of Handmade Films, has created a short film focusing on …

Read More

Barbie Kjar & Mary Tonkin – Finalists in the 2024 Rick Amor Drawing Award

Image: Barbie Kjar  The Reach  2023  charcoal and ink on paper  38 x 56 cm Congratulations to Barbie Kjar and …

Read More