“Supernova” is the latest exhibition by husband and wife collaborative duo Eleanor and James Avery. Currently showing at Grantpirrie, Redfern, the display showcases a selection of large scale sculptural works created by the pair. Appearing almost like over sized Christmas decorations, the angular structures are an exploration of contemporary culture and the interplay between reality and fiction.
Both artists were born and educated in England, with James earning a Masters of Art and Design Education from the University of Warwick, Coventry and Eleanor completing a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Central England, Birmingham. They were recently commissioned by the Queensland Government to create a series of sculptural works for Brisbane Cycle Centre. Both artists also have fruitful solo careers, with Eleanor set to participate in a group show at Gitte Weise Gallery, Berlin later this year while James has had his work displayed at various institutions including Leicester City Gallery, UK, West Space, Melbourne and Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland.