ART, LANEWAYS Blogged by: Melbourne Central 01 Nov 2016 View comments
Claire Anna Watson
Blogged by: Melbourne Central 01 Nov 2016 View comments
Claire Anna Watson
Claire  Anna  Watson  is  a  Melbourne  based  artist,  curator,  and  arts  writer.  She  creates installations, photography  and  video-based artwork, and has devised public art projects for the  shores  of  the  Black  Sea  in Turkey,  a  forest  in  Finland,  the  rural plains  of  Portugal  and  the snowfields  of  Australia.  She  has presented  her  works  nationally  and  internationally  and  has been awarded international residencies that have culminated in major public art works. Solo exhibitions  have  been  presented at  Brenda  May  Gallery  in  2015, Gippsland  Art  Gallery  and BLINDSIDE  in  2011  and Counihan  Gallery  in  2008. Group  exhibitions  include ‘Cornucopia’, Shepparton  Art Museum;‘Role  Play’  at  Sydney  Contemporary ‘Video  Platform’ Art  Stage Singapore; the NETS Victoria touring exhibition ‘Made to Last’; and ‘FEAST: Pleasure + Hunger +  Ritual’ at Lexington  Art  League,  USA.  Watson  holds  a  Master  of  Fine  Art  from  Monash University and a Graduate Certificate in Public Art from RMIT University.

Enucleation I
HD video, sound, 9 minutes 10 seconds, 2015, Edition of 4

My  practice  relates  to  contemporary  culture  and  its  relationship  to  foodstuffs  and the  impact  of scientific interventions  on  the  natural  world. Ephemeral  matter  is  the medium for manipulation and experimentation. Enucleation  I is  an  absurdist  interrogation  of  medical  science  and  the  anatomy of lollies. Through the simple procedure of dissecting a lolly, the visceral associations of science  are explored  at  a corporeal  level.  With  each  procedure,  I  increase  my understanding  of  the  world around  me.  For  me,  it  is a  process  of  discovery  that  is both exhilarating and inane. 

Join The Conversation

comments powered by Disqus
GET AHEAD OF THE CROWD
GET AHEAD OF THE CROWD
Get the latest offers, event details and all that is happening in-centre. By signing up, you agree to our collection and handling of your information as described in our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. You can opt-out of receiving our emails at any time.
Get ahead of the crowd and get the latest offers, event details and all that is happening in-centre. By signing up, you agree to our collection and handling of your information as described in our Privacy Policy. You can opt-out of receiving our emails at any time.
Opening hours
Christmas & New Years Trading Hours
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 - 10am - 10pm
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 - 10am - 7pm
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 - 10am - 7pm
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 - 10am - 7pm
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Sun, 11 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Sun, 18 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 - 10am - 6pm
Sun, 25 Dec 2016 - Closed
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 - 8am - 10pm
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 - 10am - 7pm
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 - 10am - 9pm
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 - 10am - 7pm
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 - 10am - 7pm
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 - 10am - 6pm
Level 3 - Dining & Entertainment (10am - Late)
Regular trading hours
Mon - 10am - 7pm
Tue - 10am - 7pm
Wed - 10am - 7pm
Thu - 10am - 9pm
Fri - 10am - 9pm
Sat - 10am - 7pm
Sun - 10am - 7pm
Location
Melbourne Central
Cnr LaTrobe and Swanston Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9922 1100