EXHIBITIONS    From tears to a tsunami

ArtSpace at Realm

29.06.17 to 20.08.17


Image: Juan Ford, Lord of the canopy, 2014, mixed media, installation view.


The project was realised through the assistance of Council’s depot, waste, park and tree management teams.

The exhibition From tears to a tsunami at ArtSpace at Realm uses reclaimed materials to demonstrate the overwhelming nature and volume of refuse in our local community. The new work forms a key part of the artist’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between humans and the environment, known as the Anthropocene.


About Juan Ford

Juan Ford was born 1973 in Melbourne and currently still works and lives in Melbourne.

He studied at RMIT University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) in 1998 and a Master of Arts (Fine Art) in 2001.

His recent exhibitions include Light Play, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2010; Juan Ford: The Instant, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, 2011; and Lord of the Canopy, a project commissioned for the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, 2012. In 2010 he was winner of the People’s Choice Award, Basil Sellers Art Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, and in 2012 he was a finalist for the Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Juan is currently exhibiting in Italy, alongside the 2017 Venice Biennale in an exhibition titled Personal Structures, Open Borders at Palazzo Bembo, Venice.

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