Felicity Spear: Memory Code — 2017
Six works (oil on linen) from the exhibition Fossil - a slow acting violence


Vanitas (detail) 2017
(Digital print)

The art works in Fossil – a slow acting violence are speculations on the nature of the fossil.

Five contemporary artists create works in diverse media to explore the ways in which the fossil is connected to time and place, life and death, technology and the inevitability of change.

With Simon Finn, Harry Nankin, Anne Scott Wilson, Deb Symons and Felicity Spear.

The Sky Lab Project

The cultures and technologies associated with sky-situated knowledge are increasingly entering the public purview as we are looking beyond our planet to speculate about cosmic signs in our everyday world, the relationship between Earth and sky, and our future and place in the universe. The author and astronomer John Barrow has written:

We feel like the Universe’s only child and that has many consequences.

In 2009 Felicity Spear curated the first Sky Lab exhibition to coincide with the International Year of Astronomy. Since then she has developed the Project with a core group of artists and the addition of invited artists for further iterations of Sky Lab.

Felicity Spear »

Working with a range of media, Felicity Spear’s art practice has evolved through interests in history and art-historical images, optical phenomena, light and space, mapping and abstraction, and the relationship between the natural and constructed world as they are revealed through art and science and the mechanics of image capture.

Exhibitions »

Felicity Spear - Shifting Boundaries

Shifting Boundaries 2013
(Oil on canvas)