Falling from a Broken Ladder is mostly inspired by Dolman’s recent employment as a gallery installer. The exhibition touches on the idea of labour, both the labour of making (painting/sculpting) a body of work, and also the labour of preparing (sanding/painting/measuring) a gallery space for an exhibition.
Self-referential and self-deprecating, the paintings and objects in the show look not to the perfection of such pursuits, but instead to the various mishaps, accidents and mistakes that can easily befall those who attempt such folly.
Dolman holds an MFA (research) from Sydney College of Arts, Sydney University, 2016, and a BFA (first class) from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 2010, where he was the recipient of the Wallara Travelling Scholarship (2009). He was awarded the 2017 AGNSW Dyason Bequest. He has received support from the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts NSW. Dolman has undertaken international residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Villa Belleville Paris, and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium. National residencies include: Hill End, Bundanon Trust, BigCi NSW, Ceramic Design Studio, and St George Institute of TAFE. He has exhibited internationally: Auckland Art Fair 2016, and SPVI Turner gallery Tokyo, and nationally with solo and group shows at: Cement Fondu, Spring 1880, Irene Rose, Galerie pompom, Alaska projects, Firstdraft, West Space, Seventh, FELTspace, Fontanelle, Wellington St projects, MOP projects, Casula Powerhouse, Gippsland Regional, Hazelhurst Regional, Hawkesburry Regional, Anna Pappas, and [MARS] gallery.
Exhibition continues until 14 April.
Wed – Sat 11am – 5pm. Sun 1pm – 5pm.