EXHIBITIONS    Sam Leach > Avian Interplanetary

Linden New Art

27.05.17 to 06.08.17


Image: Sam Leach, Budgerigar flight experiment 1 (detail), 2016, oil on linen, 60 x 60cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

NOTE: Linden New Art is currently closed in preparation for renovations to their Acland Street buliding.  Linden New Art will take up residence at Domain House from 27 May 2017.

VENUE | DOMAIN HOUSE, Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra


Sam Leach’s solo exhibition Avian Interplanetary is a proposal for a future habitat that takes into account the world view of non-humans as well as humans. The works explore possible connections between recent research about the evolved human preferences for certain landscape schemes and experiments into how creatures use visual signals and strategies to negotiate their environment.


The work consists of a large rendering of a cratered landscape taken from detailed images of asteroid surfaces, setting the basis for a future habitation. This environment will be combined with paintings of landscapes based on robotic visual systems, and sculptures referencing the visual and aesthetic approaches and preferences of birds, insects and rocks.


This project draws out the links between landscape, animals and technology. Using paintings, sculpture and installation, the implications of the research on understanding how non-humans view the world yields both practical and aesthetic benefits.


Part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 - a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change. www.artclimatechange.org


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