Sandra Selig

Sandra Selig


29 July–02 September 200629 Jul–02 Sep 2006

Brisbane’s Sandra Selig made her name with her sublime site-specific installations, where curving planes are suggested through the regular disposition of threads strung through the gallery space between architectural points, suggesting weightless ephemeral geometric forms. One is permanently installed in the new Brisbane Magistrates Court. Selig’s work has now branched out in a number of directions. However consistent features are the use and investigation of modest everyday materials—including string, straws, paper, polystyrene balls, flyscreen mesh, and cobwebs; an interest in mathematics, geometry, patterning, and gestalt effects; and a fascination with the insubstantial qualities of atmosphere, light, and sound.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.