FLOTSAM POETRY Nadine Sawyer
Machinery Street Gallery
7 May - 4 June 2022
Based on Lamb Island (Ngudooroo), a suburb outside of Brisbane, Nadine Sawyer is a multi-disciplinary artist with a degree in fine arts from RMIT and a Master of Arts from Monash University, Melbourne.
In Flotsam Poetry, precious and discarded objects, both manmade and organic have been collected from amongst the detritus of the recent floods in Brisbane. Installed in poetic juxtaposition with fresh fruit, flowers and vegetables, they raise questions of design, permanence and beauty.
Flotsam Poetry continues from the artist’s previous work Beautiful Object Poetry created in situ, during past residencies in Tokyo and South Korea.
Image: Beautiful Object Poetry Wan Sang, 2003, Wan Sang, South Korea. Courtesy of the artist