Literally, to recoil, rebound,
or leap back to an original
position or location.
Spring1883 is back – but different this year.
Heeding ever changing restrictions in Victoria, the seventh edition Spring steps out of one building to spread itself across Melbourne within satellite booths (pending lockdowns). Arts Project Australia presents an immersive installation of five artists, the collection aptly titled Spring Back, firstly next door to the gallery at Collingwood Yards at the soon-to-be home of the ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and now online, on this virtual exhibition page.
Spring Back exhibits recent works by five artists pushing their practice and creating work with strong thematic depth. Ruth Howard’s luscious collection of organic ceramic stacks alongside the verdant canvases and ceramics of Georgia Szmerling; multi-disciplinary artist Chris Mason’s immersive installation of paintings, ceramics and miniature sculptures of large women and snakes, contrasting with Mark Smith’s ceramic and fabric words, then juxtaposed with Julian Martin’s sublime abstract pastel drawings.