Image: Tully Arnot, Nervous Plant, 2014, 80 x 80 x 70cm, artificial plant, servomotors, microcontroller, light sensor, electronics, motion.
Tully Arnot, who was this week announced winner of the NAB Private Wealth Emerging Artist Award, will present a solo exhibition at Artereal Gallery as part of Art Month Sydney’s March 2015 programme.
Selected from over 300 emerging artists across Australia, Arnot was awarded the new, $10,000 acquisitive award on Wednesday, which seeks to recognise unrepresented artists in their first 10 years of practice.
“I’m stoked to be the winner of this year’s NAB Private Wealth Emerging Artist Award. As a young artist in Australia, it’s great to see an award recognising the many young artists working tirelessly across the country,” said Arnot.
As part of Art Month Sydney 2015, Tully Arnot’s exhibition at Artereal Gallery will showcase a new series of work that continues his exploration of the value of our relationships with non-sentient forms, and how these feed into our capacity to interact meaningfully with one another.
To bring this to life, Arnot will integrate complex technology with everyday or crass components – a merging of high and low thought that exemplifies the post-sentient nature of our increasingly connected, but ultimately disconnected world.
Arnot’s work is currently on display as part of the Finalists Exhibition at HASSELL Studio, Level 2, Pier 8/9, 23 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Creative Precinct, Sydney. The exhibition is open to the public and will continue until Friday 20 September, 2014. The finalists include Julian Day, Mike Hewson, Katie Lee, Lisa Sammut, Camille Serisier, Bridget Walker and Jason Wing.
Tully Arnot’s exhibition at Artereal Gallery will run from Wednesday 4 March and will be on display until Saturday 28 March 2015. For more information, please visit www.artereal.com.au