Mr Echo


Tim Sterling


05.10.12 - 03.11.12


Opening Friday 5 oct 2012



Dark Horse Experiment

image details: B.E.L.T., plywood, hardwood, MDF, screws, nuts, bolts, 170 x 370 x 84cm, 2012.


Tim’s exhibition ‘Mr. Echo’ explores his interest in how perceptions of our environment are built. Architecture and weaving are used as analogies for perceptions built from social, institutional and media influences.

Large drawings made from repetitive mark making represent architectural structures and building materials. The hand drawn quality of these drawings transforms and undermines associations of repetition with stability and control. Similarly the 3-dimensional objects’ hand made and repetitive textural surfaces work as both structural support and as a shifting surface.

Tim Sterling received the Anne and Gordon Samstag scholarship in 2004 enabling him to be awarded a Master’s of Fine Arts from Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. He has been a recipient of two Australia Council Studio residencies in Milan 2008 and Tokyo 2010. Tim’s work has been exhibited in various places across Australia and around the world such as hatched (WA), Primavera (NSW), Roslyn Oxley 9 (NSW), AEAF (SA), The Physics Room (NZ) and Consortium (Netherlands). He also participated in Model Mania a workshop presented by The Domus Academy with Olafur Eliasson in Venice, Italy 2005. Tim is represented in Adelaide by Hugo Mitchell Gallery.