virginia stobart | installation artist


Curriculum Vitae

Virginia Stobart
virginia@tv-arts.com.au

My work is an investigation into identity and how it shifts and expands through migration. It is with movement that identity shifts, becomes dislocated and fragmented in the process of assimilation. Influenced by both place of origin and place fo destination, identity expands in complexity and helps to define the present and the future.

Greek myths were stories passed on to me in my youth and are referenced in my work.

I use paintings, photos, sculptures and natural environments to film and then reshoot the moving images, reflected or or projected onto perspex, glass, mirrors and light to allow the work to move, disintegrate and fragment. I also record natural sounds to further layer the work.

The final work is projected in a way that creates an immersive space for the viewer to reflect on their own stories.



INSTALLATIONS

2020 Random Episodes Of Silent Thought - 4'40" Video - Still Life at No-Vacancy Gallery
2019 Aeolus - 11' Video - Residency at Testing Ground Melbourne
2018 Postcards from home - Collage - Paintings & Photos - Bar Royale
2016 Hypnos - 7' Video
2016 Mnemoscopic - 10' Video - Through The Peep Hole
2016 The Lighter Side of Dark - 12' Video - Public Art Richmond Housing Estate
2015 Liberty - 7 min Video
2015 Vessels of The Heart - 7 min Video
2014 Ornithes - 6 min Video
2013 Morpheus - 7 min Video
2013 Emerge - 14 min Video - First Show at the Bakehouse Collingwood
2012 Aionios - 14 min Video - Curator and Exhibitor Open Space Gallery
2011 Mnemosyne - 6 min Video - Anna Pappas Galery Prahran
2011 Athene - 7 min Video - Ballarat Gallery for the Ballarat Biennale
2011 Athene - 7 min Video - Curator and Exhibitor Close at PIC Gallery
2009 Inside/Out - 8 min Video - Curator and Exhibitor Closer Highway Gallery
2008 Aera - 10 min Video - Behind The Scene Victoria Park Gallery Melbourne
2007 Sirines - 8 min Video - Curator and Exhibitor <[sh]ift> 69 Smith Street Gallery
2006 Kokino - 6 min Video - Curator and Exhibitor Passage 69 Smith Street Gallery
2005 Motion - 6 min Video - Curator and Exhibitor Flight 69 Smith Street Gallery



PHOTOGRAPHY



2004
Curator and Exhibitor Muse at LabX Gallery/Sacred Smyrnios Gallery
2003
Curator and Exhibitor Muse at LabX Gallery
2002 Curator and Exhibitor Metropolis Gallery St.Kilda
2001
Exhibitor at The Malthouse In/between
2001 Exhibitor Muse at LabX Gallery
2001 Exhibitor Sacred Smyrnios Gallery
2000
Curator and Exhibitor - Circles of Confusion Photographer’s Gallery
1998
Solo Exhibition - Genesis - The Photographer’s Gallery South Yarra
1998 Exhibitor - Tattoo - National Gallery of Victoria
1998 Exhibitor - Quiescence - The Lounge



2001 Consultant Teacher at Photographic Imaging College part-time until 2012




EDUCATION



2016 Admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) with Distinction RMIT
1999 Completed Advanced Certificate of Photography - PIC Hawthorn



COLLECTIONS 2014

Curtin University Perth
The National Art School Sydney
The University of Southern Queensland
The University of Tasmania Hobart