King Street Gallery on William

Harrie Fasher


4 August - 29 August 2020

As she sets out to work in her own foundry in Portland, country NSW, artist Harrie Fasher is about to make a long-held dream come true. Traditionally, the artist takes a sculpture to a foundry and returns to pick up its finished bronze replica. In recent years, Harrie has been making casts at the ANU from wax works she had created in her studio. ‘Now the foundry will generate opportunities to experiment, develop and grow ideas because I don’t have to wait 6-12 months between making and realising’. Creative decisions can be made throughout the construction and casting. The excitement brought on by the new studio and foundry is palpable in this new body of work, a celebration of process that has always been central to Harrie´s practice. Internal forms generate an extension into space, incorporating ingenious references to process while stretching the codes of both abstraction and figuration.

Elena Ortega