Isadora Vaughan in 'Gaia Not The Goddess' at Heide Museum of Modern Art

1st Mar 2019

Isadora Vaughan’s exhibition ‘Gaia Not The Goddess’ opens tomorrow at Heide Museum of Modern Art.

In realising her large-scale sculptural forms, Vaughan reconsiders the basic properties of materials and their capacity to suggest meaning beyond themselves—poetic, political, organic or otherwise.

For this installation, Vaughan has worked with bio-composite materials that have lately been gaining traction in debates around sustainable development: fungal mycelium and a compound of hemp and lime variously marketed as Hempcrete or Hemplime, along with materials local to Heide: the Mt Gambier limestone of McGlashan and Everist’s iconic Heide II, and beeswax from Heide’s colonies.

(image: Isadora Vaughan, 'Gaia Not The Goddess' 2018 (process image))