Liam Garstang’s concepts resolve themselves in installations that involve sculpture, video, ceramics, and printmedia. His works are based on both personal and generational events rooted in his family farm in Wagga Wagga, Australia. They reference collective iconography across rural and urban rituals, and excavate an emotional responses to place. A strong sense of the performative also underpins Garstang’s work, which is oriented around notions of presence and the gesture.
Liam Garstang’s practice transforms the familiar rituals and psychogeography of rural NSW into expressive, uncanny recollections, using mediums as various as night-vision video works, sculpture, installation and printmaking. He has held solo exhibitions at Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Cassa da Zorra in Portugal and Megalo Print Studios + Gallery in Canberra. He has been selected as a finalist in the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize and The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists’ Travel Scholarship. Notably, Garstang was selected as the winner of the prestigious Macquarie Group Emerging Art Prize in 2017. He has also been curated into exhibitions at Delmar Gallery, the 3rd International Experimental Engraving Biennale and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia.
For his 2018 exhibition ‘The Shepherd’s Crook’, Liam Garstang recorded a video interview in the gallery with George Popov. You can view the interview below.
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