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BORN 1981 AVOCA BEACH, AUSTRALIA
LIVES AND WORKS IN SYDNEY AND LISBON

Since graduating with Honours and awarded the  Zelda Stedman Scholarship in 2010 at Sydney College of the Arts University of Sydney, Gavin has expanded the notion of the ‘readymade” beyond the contextualisation and appropriation of objects in an interest to undermine imposing weights of poltical, cultural and social systems and values of influence. 

GAVIN in VIA DETOUR, KASSEL, GERMANY
w/ Christian Jankowski, Christoph Weber, Tues Greenfort, Maria Hinze + Hans Lesser, Nick Kuepfer, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Egger, Sadie Laska + Kevin Dora, Jason Gillingham, Peter Becker, Louis-Alexandre Beauregard, Karl Lemieux, Gambletron + Johnny Forever Nawracaji, A Common Collective

GAVIN at CHAUFFEUR SYDNEY

GAVIN at CARTEL BANGKOK

GAVIN at ATELIER CONCORDE LISBON



Delusions of Certainty (dots)
Colour vinyl, aluminium (3mm), branches and rope, 60 cm diameter each
Edition of 3
2022
Edition 2 available: Price on request

AFTERMATH
CARTEL, BANGKOK
August 8 - 31, 2019

invitation by Mit Jai Inn

Aftermath
Plinth, soft toy globe, tyvek, screws, foam, bubble wrap, aluminum, tape, plastic, vinyl, carboard, stainless steel, disposable cups, whiteboard (30 x 21 cm)
2019
images courtesy of CARTEL Bangkok 

Aftermath transforms the gallery into an art fair booth environment with signage mounted above the entrance. The viewer enters into a meditative space filled with residue: dispersed foam and cardboard, bundles of discarded plastic, tyvek paper, wrapping, water bottles, various tape, crushed aluminium cans, screws in the wall and coffee take away cups – the debris of excessive production and consumption. 

Aftermath is a multilayered reading of an observant eye. The intimacy of disposable materials fleeting in space without purpose, on one hand, imitates the obfuscated realities of the globalised spectacle of blue chip art fairs. On the other, it questions their impact on local markets - ecologically, culturally and economically.
By presenting Aftermath at Cartel the artist metaphorically questions the vulnerability of cities with strong economical growth on the periphery of the Western art canon, such as Bangkok and alludes to the thriving local creativity of South East Asia as a place that demands international attention.











Unfortunately on this occasion / I have the pleasure to inform you
Colour pencil, ink and graphite on photocopies of formal letters, acrylic sheet 297 x 210 mm each
2019
Private collection, Chang Mai, Thailand


Occupations Above The Sea Of Fog
Gelatine, emulsion, oil stick, charcoal, graphite, pencil on canvas
220 x 175 cm
2018
Shortlisted for Kilgour Prize 2019

Positive Criticism
Art fair colour paper guide, plinth, acrylic, 180 x 50 x 50 cm
2018
Swasbrook Family Collection, Auckland

From solo exhibition, “Occupations Above A Sea Of Fog” at CHAUFFEUR, Sydney 2018.