Asking the Stones Where to Begin
Asking the Stones Where to Begin

Free Range Gallery, 
Wellington Street
Perth

29 July – 8 August 2016

Asking the Stones Where to Begin was an exhibition of new work developed during a two month residency at Listhús in Ólafsfjörður. Located in the mountainous Tröllaskagi region Ólafsfjörður is a fishing town in northeast Iceland.

Image: Installation view, Asking the Stones Where to Begin. Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Asking the Stones Where to Begin  is the first stage of a project exploring the physical and psychological landscape of this and other isolated regions. In this exhibition Bushby employs the use of Icelandic wool, photographs and natural materials.  This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.  Image: Installation view,  Asking the Stones Where to Begin . Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Asking the Stones Where to Begin is the first stage of a project exploring the physical and psychological landscape of this and other isolated regions. In this exhibition Bushby employs the use of Icelandic wool, photographs and natural materials.

This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

Image: Installation view, Asking the Stones Where to Begin. Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Catching our breath  2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Catching our breath
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Catching our breath  (detail) 2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Catching our breath (detail)
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Catching our breath  (detail) 2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Catching our breath (detail)
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

 Visual diary kept during residency in Iceland.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Visual diary kept during residency in Iceland.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

 Research materials.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Research materials.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

 Research materials.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Research materials.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Moss Rock I  2016, Icelandic wool and stone.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Moss Rock I
2016, Icelandic wool and stone.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Moss Rock II  2016, Icelandic wool and stone.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Moss Rock II
2016, Icelandic wool and stone.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

 Untitled woven sample 2016, Icelandic wool and cotton.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Untitled woven sample
2016, Icelandic wool and cotton.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

 Installation view,  Asking the Stones Where to Begin.    Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Installation view, Asking the Stones Where to Begin. 

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Grounding  2016, wet-felted and hand-stitched Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography

Grounding
2016, wet-felted and hand-stitched Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography

  Grounding  (detail) 2016, wet-felted and hand-stitched Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography

Grounding (detail)
2016, wet-felted and hand-stitched Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography

  Seaweed & Sand (Ólafsfjörður)  2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.   Ice & Stone (Ólafsfjörður)   2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.   Ice melting (Ólafsfjörður)  2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Seaweed & Sand (Ólafsfjörður)
2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.

Ice & Stone (Ólafsfjörður)
2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.

Ice melting (Ólafsfjörður)
2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  The current of you runs through my fingers still  2016, hand-crochet Icelandic wool scarf.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

The current of you runs through my fingers still
2016, hand-crochet Icelandic wool scarf.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Moss &  Stone (Hellnar)  2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Moss &  Stone (Hellnar)
2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

 Installation view,  Asking the Stones Where to Begin.    Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Installation view, Asking the Stones Where to Begin. 

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  I am a creature of the soil not the sky  2016, wet and needle-felted Icelandic wool, stones and wood.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

I am a creature of the soil not the sky
2016, wet and needle-felted Icelandic wool, stones and wood.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  I am a creature of the soil not the sky  (detail) 2016, wet and needle-felted Icelandic wool, stones and wood.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

I am a creature of the soil not the sky (detail)
2016, wet and needle-felted Icelandic wool, stones and wood.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Vefa (After Halldora) 1  2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Vefa (After Halldora) 1
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Vefa (After Halldora) 1  (detail) 2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Vefa (After Halldora) 1 (detail)
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Vefa (After Halldora) 2  2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Vefa (After Halldora) 2
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

  Vefa (After Halldora) 2  (detail) 2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Vefa (After Halldora) 2 (detail)
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Asking the Stones Where to Begin
  Asking the Stones Where to Begin  is the first stage of a project exploring the physical and psychological landscape of this and other isolated regions. In this exhibition Bushby employs the use of Icelandic wool, photographs and natural materials.  This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.  Image: Installation view,  Asking the Stones Where to Begin . Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Catching our breath  2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Catching our breath  (detail) 2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Catching our breath  (detail) 2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
 Visual diary kept during residency in Iceland.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
 Research materials.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
 Research materials.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Moss Rock I  2016, Icelandic wool and stone.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Moss Rock II  2016, Icelandic wool and stone.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
 Untitled woven sample 2016, Icelandic wool and cotton.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
 Installation view,  Asking the Stones Where to Begin.    Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Grounding  2016, wet-felted and hand-stitched Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography
  Grounding  (detail) 2016, wet-felted and hand-stitched Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography
  Seaweed & Sand (Ólafsfjörður)  2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.   Ice & Stone (Ólafsfjörður)   2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.   Ice melting (Ólafsfjörður)  2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  The current of you runs through my fingers still  2016, hand-crochet Icelandic wool scarf.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Moss &  Stone (Hellnar)  2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
 Installation view,  Asking the Stones Where to Begin.    Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  I am a creature of the soil not the sky  2016, wet and needle-felted Icelandic wool, stones and wood.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  I am a creature of the soil not the sky  (detail) 2016, wet and needle-felted Icelandic wool, stones and wood.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Vefa (After Halldora) 1  2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Vefa (After Halldora) 1  (detail) 2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Vefa (After Halldora) 2  2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
  Vefa (After Halldora) 2  (detail) 2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.  Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.
Asking the Stones Where to Begin

Free Range Gallery, 
Wellington Street
Perth

29 July – 8 August 2016

Asking the Stones Where to Begin was an exhibition of new work developed during a two month residency at Listhús in Ólafsfjörður. Located in the mountainous Tröllaskagi region Ólafsfjörður is a fishing town in northeast Iceland.

Image: Installation view, Asking the Stones Where to Begin. Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Asking the Stones Where to Begin is the first stage of a project exploring the physical and psychological landscape of this and other isolated regions. In this exhibition Bushby employs the use of Icelandic wool, photographs and natural materials.

This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

Image: Installation view, Asking the Stones Where to Begin. Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Catching our breath
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Catching our breath (detail)
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Catching our breath (detail)
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool, cotton and quartz pebbles.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Visual diary kept during residency in Iceland.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Research materials.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Research materials.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Moss Rock I
2016, Icelandic wool and stone.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Moss Rock II
2016, Icelandic wool and stone.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Untitled woven sample
2016, Icelandic wool and cotton.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Installation view, Asking the Stones Where to Begin. 

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Grounding
2016, wet-felted and hand-stitched Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography

Grounding (detail)
2016, wet-felted and hand-stitched Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography

Seaweed & Sand (Ólafsfjörður)
2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.

Ice & Stone (Ólafsfjörður)
2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.

Ice melting (Ólafsfjörður)
2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

The current of you runs through my fingers still
2016, hand-crochet Icelandic wool scarf.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Moss &  Stone (Hellnar)
2016, Giclee print on metallic paper.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Installation view, Asking the Stones Where to Begin. 

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

I am a creature of the soil not the sky
2016, wet and needle-felted Icelandic wool, stones and wood.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

I am a creature of the soil not the sky (detail)
2016, wet and needle-felted Icelandic wool, stones and wood.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Vefa (After Halldora) 1
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Vefa (After Halldora) 1 (detail)
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Vefa (After Halldora) 2
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

Vefa (After Halldora) 2 (detail)
2016, hand-woven Icelandic wool.

Photograph by Yvonne Doherty at Cirrus Photography.

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