Mariana Del Castillo
About the work
My installation considers issues pertinent to contour 556’s premise: to reflect on the social, cultural and political landscape of Canberra. I am creating a site-specific installation in the building foyer of 16 Marcus Clarke Street; a new space for Contour 556. The works will explore the profound disconnection between our political system and the citizen. The collection of data, the surveillance state and real time monitoring has created the Citizen Subject. The works will be mixed media, alongside stitching and painting.
About the artist
Mariana del Castillo graduated with a BA at the ANU School of Art & Design 1989. Mariana was invited: Concept Costume Designer – ‘Red dress’ Production, Denmark; site specific installations in 2020 Art not Apart; Going the Distance video and exhibition BAC ; Opening up The Border- online home gallery; 2019 Canberra Glassworks; 2017 Canberra Museum and Gallery; Footy Fever at Canberra Contemporary Arts Centre; Art + Climate = change at the Australian Galleries, Melbourne; and Protest at M16 Art Space. A finalist in the Canberra Domain Project in 2008; She was invited to produce artworks for 2016-18, 20 ‘Contour 556, 2020 Installations: Art not Apart. 2021 Assembly Point, Melbourne, Slot window Gallery Alexandria, Sydney; Gallery126, Armidale. Finalist: 2018 Deakin University Contemporary art award. 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture prize, Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre recipient: 2009 CAPO Rosalie Gascoigne award and the 2015 CAPO Macquarie Wealth Award. Her works are in public and private collections including the Canberra Museum and Gallery, ANU, NRS Group, the Parliamentary Group, Harris Hobbs art collection, Gorman House art collection, St. Dominican Glebe, Mallesons Stephen & Jaques, Barristers and Solicitors and Private and Corporate collections in Australia, U.K, Ecuador, USA, Japan, Germany.
- CITIZEN SUBJECT 2020
- Plywood, wool, reflective paint, fabric, aerosol /acrylic paint, thread, pigment and stitching
- 220 x 120 x 60 cm