Avis Gardner

Jewellery, Sculpture, Memorial

My concepts are emotionally driven by our relationships and our connections to “other than human” beings. I am endlessly curious and in awe of the natural world to which I believe us to be inexorably linked and totally responsible for. My passion for minutiae and foraging has resulted in an attention to detail consistent in my work.

A life long love of experimentation of creating with mixed media is how I physically express my ideas and the alchemical processes required by clay and metals being the key to my affinity with them. There is always that random element beyond my control that determines the end result; rather like life itself.

My work in the community here in Australia, combining my passions with my skills is where I unexpectedly “found my element” (Sir Ken Robinson) and it became integral with my own arts practice.

30 Smith St, Alphington