6 Oct – 4 Nov 2017
Bruce & Flora Unscripted
A collaborative show between father and daughter curated by art historian Dr. Paula Terra Neale.
For the first time, artist, sculptor Bruce McLean and his daughter, the designer Flora Mclean of House of Flora will show together, giving rare insight into their shared studio and creative processes.
The exhibition will bring together a selection of finished work set against the drawings, sketchbooks, magazines, photos, catalogues and other materials that inform their work, offering a better understanding of their creative processes and tracing what goes into the process of making. Recreating the atmosphere of studio life, the exhibition will include behind-the-scenes pieces and samples not usually shown in a gallery space, alongside the finished works.
The show will draw from Bruce and Flora’s vibrant practice and their free process of artistic production, placing a strong emphasis on their interdisciplinary approach to contemporary conceptual work. It will also demonstrate their shared energy and artistic inventiveness and willingness to embrace other art forms and disciplines, such as film, music, performance, as well as a use of bold colours, sharp geometric forms and an interest in the unconventional use of materials and media.
The exhibition gives visitors a rare insight into their artistic vision, and the lively and challenging personal and professional relationship between father and daughter – sculptor and designer.