(Eucalyptus excerpt) Flooded Rose Red Basin
(Eucalyptus excerpt) Flooded Rose Red Basin, created while Smith was on residency in Sichuan for Cosmopolis #1.5 curated by Kathryn Weir and presented in Chengdu, China by the Centre Pompidou. Smith’s studio was a ceramics factory in the agro-industrial lands of the Chengdu Plain. Surrounding the factory, are plantations of flooded gum (Eucalyptus grandis), a species of eucalyptus tree native to Australia, planted along roadsides and around farming land, bordering fields of green tea. Smith collected and cast specimens of the gumtree, furnishing the pieces in glaze she made from the ash of the original species. Smith explores the socio-ecological relationships between the plant, soil, water and the local community and reveals the memory of these trees, gleaned from chemical glaze evidence.
300cm x 300cm x 15cmCeramics
Online Content specific to my Alice Prize entry (Eucalyptus Excerpt) Flooded Rose Red Basin
I made (Eucalyptus Excerpt) Flooded Rose Red Basin while on residency in Sichuan Province in China (2018) commissioned by the Centre Pompidou and the Mao Jihong Arts Foundation for Cosmopolis #1.5. Here is my artist page with video and text.(Eucalyptus Excerpt) Flooded Rose Red Basin is one of the glaze and form outcomes from this residency.http://www.cosmopolischengdu.com/en/page/artists-page.html?Yasmin_Smith
video credits: Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence, Centre Pompidou and the Moa Jihong Arts Foundation, 2018.
This content shows process images on the production and of the presentation of my work Flooded Rose Red Basin in China, 2018
https://thecommercialgallery.com/artist/yasmin-smith/exhibition/895/yasmin-smith-cosmopolis-1-5-mao-jihong-arts-foundation-centre-pompidou-chengdu-chinaimage credit: Image Courtesy the Artist and The Commercial, Sydney.
Here is my artist talk presented at the Centre Pompidou in 2019 for Cosmopolis #2. This is a detailed presentation of my work and research from 2014-2019.
This includes images, descriptions and thoughts on my residency in China where i produced (Eucalyptus Excerpt) Flooded Rose Red Basin
video credits: Talk: Yasmin Smith – Cosmopolis #2:rethinking the human, Centre Pompidou, 2019
Gallery: The Commercial, Sydney