NOTE - Kylie Stillman

Monday 09 October 2017 - Sunday 03 December 2017

Like the definition of ‘a note’, Note the exhibition is a suite of small informal messages, records and markings from the everyday, presented in a way to call the viewer to pay attention.

The inception for Note came from seeing the space – a small informal area at the entrance to City of Yarra’s Bargoonga Nganjin building, ideally suited for small works that have an immediacy and intimacy in content and scale.  

Working with piles of similarly-sized paperback books, Stillman cuts negative shapes into the front edge of stacks of the publications. Reminiscent of hand-drawn markings found on scrap-paper notes, these subjects communicate feelings of immediacy.  

On the flip-side, these works are far from spontaneous and effortless, each piece is a planned composition created with thousands of cut sections removed by hand with a scalpel. The contemplation and aptitude required to produce these works is akin to the response intended by the viewer – to arrive at a deep contemplative moment whilst passing through the library. The viewer is also prompted to recall the flippancy of a ‘note’ and invited to take ‘notice’.

The exhibition of Kylie Stillman's artworks, Note, will be on display at Bargoonga Nganjin from 9 October until 3 December 2017

Event details

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

Date and time:
Monday 09 October 2017 - Sunday 03 December 2017

182 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy