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Program

The Qualms

Brigit Ryan and Brodie Vera Wood

11th Apr 2014 – 11th May 2014 · West Space ·
Opening: Thursday 10 April 2014, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday 8 May 2014, 5.30-6.30pm.

The Qualms is the product of the collaboration between Brigit Ryan and Brodie Vera Wood. Ryan and Wood have combined their multi-faceted practices in an exploration of their personal investments in material objects, and their emotional and psychological relationships with design. The works have been created in conversation with one another, fitting together even where they must be forced. Each piece functions as a response to its siblings – fitting itself into gaps, solving problems created by mutual un-functionality. Both artists have a fine art background and are increasingly interested in the seductive forces of design.

Brodie Vera Wood is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Melbourne. Wood completed her BFA in Drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012 and is currently completing a Pre-Apprenticeship in Furniture Making at Box Hill Tafe Institute.

Brigit Ryan is a Melbourne-based artist and designer. She completed a BFA in Drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012 and a B Design in Fashion at RMIT in 2009.

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  • Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
  • Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
  • Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
  • Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
  • Brigit Ryan, The Palms, 2014, Tasmanian oak, merbau, airbrushed cotton,  photo credit: Christo Crocker
  • Brigit Ryan, Sticky Rail, 2014, marshmallow, copper, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan & Brodie Vera Wood, The Qualms, 2014, installation shot, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan, The Palms, 2014, Tasmanian oak, merbau, airbrushed cotton,  photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan, The Palms, 2014, Tasmanian oak, merbau, airbrushed cotton, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan, Sticky Rail, 2014, marshmallow, copper, photo credit: Christo Crocker
Brigit Ryan, Sticky Rail, 2014, marshmallow, copper, photo credit: Christo Crocker