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JIMMY RIX Domestic and Feral

14 November - 6 December 2020

AU S T R A L I A N GA L L E R I E S MELBOURNE


AU S T R A L I A N GA L L E R I E S MELBOURNE

Invites you to the opening

JIMMY RIX Domestic and Feral Saturday 14 November 2020 11am - 5pm 35 Derby Street Collingwood VIC 3066 Current until Sunday 6 December 2020 Open 7 days 10am to 6pm T 03 9417 4303 melbourne@australiangalleries.com.au australiangalleries.com.au

Front cover: Falcon and Snake 2020 paint on Corten steel 51 x 59 x 21 cm unique Photography: David White


Artist pictured with Bunjil with Snake 2020


Most of these works have been made during the COVID period where I have spent more time observing animals, both domestic and feral. My studio in the Macedon Ranges looks out to a large dam and native grass area. There are a pair of Welcome Swallows and a Nankeen Kestrel who roost in my workshop at night and often sit and watch me work. I have always had an interest in the aboriginal history of our continent. Since I have lived in The Ranges, I have read about the creation stories and the importance of the birdlife to this area. I have tried to connect with country by observing birds. I have a love of all animals and the domestic animals in this exhibition are of our own pets, as well as pets I have encountered in the past. I like to sketch, making a lot of small images on a page. These become my sculpture. With this show I have gone from drawing into fabrication very quickly as I wanted to be in the moment; you could say that I stayed in “the flow�. Often something gets entombed inside the sculpture during the making and can be heard when one shakes the work. Other times I like to place objects inside sculptures, I believe this give the work a soul. I find surface finishes interesting and the alchemy of electroplating fascinating. This is the process of bonding a metal to the surface of another metal object by an electrical charge. I patina all these works and the bronze sculptures myself and control the rusting process on the Corten pieces.

Jimmy Rix, 2020


Bunjil with Snake 2020 Corten steel 178 x 80 x 49.5 cm unique


Pup with Attitude 2020 bronze 39 x 57 x 33.5 cm edition 9


Kelpie 2020 bronze 51 x 42 x 21.5 cm edition 9


The Favourite 2020 bronze 63 x 45 x 22 cm edition 9


Dunbi the Owl 2019-20 80.5 x 49 x 31 cm edition 1/9 Corten steel edition 2/9 to 9/9 bronze


The Night Watchman 2019 Corten steel 60.5 x 32 x 53.5 cm unique


Hen 2020 bronze 42 x 36 x 19 cm edition 9


Rooster 2020 bronze 54 x 35 x 21 cm edition 9


Silky 2020 bronze 39 x 52 x 17 cm edition 9


Proud Rooster 2020 Corten steel 69.5 x 36.5 x 28.5 cm unique


Bunjil 2020 copper and nickel plated steel 62 x 46 x 5 cm unique


Nesting 2020 bronze 45 x 39 x 8.5 cm edition 9


Fallen Star 2020 copper and nickel plated steel 75.5 x 52 x 7.5 cm unique


Night Sky 2020 copper and nickel plated steel 75.5 x 84 x 4 cm unique


Searching for Rainbows 2020 copper plated Corten steel 67 x 59 x 4 cm unique


Australian Birds of Prey Series left to right Peregrine Falcon 2020 bronze 39.5 x 39 x 4 cm edition 9 Nankeen Kestrel 2020 bronze 37.5 x 58.5 x 8 cm edition 9 Barn Owl 2020 bronze 38 x 61 x 7.5 cm edition 9


Man and Nature 2020 copper and nickel plated steel 128 x 76 x 3.5 cm unique


JIMMY RIX

Old Country 2020 Corten steel 76 x 59 x 7 cm unique

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Jimmy Rix  

Domestic and Feral

Jimmy Rix  

Domestic and Feral