Our memories aren't always choices. Our brains recollect some things and forget others, and we can be left wondering why. What we can control, however, is how we choose to store our memories beyond our own mind: in objects, mementos, photographs and paintings, for example.
Think of Sally Anderson's new exhibition as an exercise in doing just that, sifting through her life and choosing which moments to commit to canvas. And while that's true of all art, the Australian artist has crafted her Self Storage and the Really Real showcase with that intention, endeavouring to both put the idea into action and interrogate it.
Comprised of items and landscapes that hold significant memories, the end result displays at Edwina Corlette Gallery from February 1 to 22. It's the latest effort from Anderson, who received a Brett Whiteley Travelling Arts Scholarship in 2017, and spent a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
Image: Sally Anderson, SKIES ARE CEILINGS, DISTANCES ARE WALLS.