Simryn Gill

09 Sep – 06 Nov 2010

Working with a wide range of materials and processes, Simryn Gill’s practice defies easy categorization. Her materials are simple: often found, used, or discarded everyday objects, plants and texts, whose origins and uses meditate on how places – place, in fact – might be thought about. Using processes such as tearing, casting, erasing, rubbing, and photography, her works are always a synthesis of subtle crafting and thoughtful labour. Gill’s work maps an ever-changing world through the subjective, humorous, at times poignant, position of looking from the outside in. For many years, the idiosyncrasies of her hometown, Port Dickson, a small industrial port town on the west coast of Malaysia, have figured widely across her work.

Simryn Gill was born in Singapore in 1959. She lives in Sydney, Australia and Port Dickson, Malaysia. She has participated in many international group exhibitions, including the Sydney Biennale (2002 & 2008), the Sharjah Biennale (2007 & 2009) and Documenta 12 (2007). Solo exhibitions have included, Simryn Gill, Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London, UK (2006); Perspectives: Simryn Gill, Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA (2006) and Simryn Gill: Gathering, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2009–10 touring).