Art

David Wills

Work

B3

In an age of readily available mass-produced objects, I was interested in why these B3s were made. Was it simply a personal gesture imbued with love for a child? Or was it because the mass-produced item was too expensive? Regardless, each B3 is an individual. Someone, probably a grandmother, invested many loving hours knitting them, and derived pleasure from the act of giving. A child heaped affection on them leaving traces of their childhood playtime.

B3, 2003. 33 type-c photographs, 49 x 60 cm each.

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Exhibited at: Foto/Space, Newcastle, 2013; Canberra Grammar School Gallery, 2005; Kodak Autumn Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2005; Hatched 2004, Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, 2004; and ANU School of Art Gallery, 2004.

Publications include: Too Cool for School, Ted Snell, Review (The Australian), 5-6 June 2004; Featured artist, National Association for the Visual Arts website, 2004; Hatched 04 – Enjoyably Diverse, Felena Alach, Creative Spaces, Shout, June-July 2004; Schooled in Modern Art, The Sunday Times Magazine, 23 May 2004; Come Out of Your Shell, The West Australian, June 2004; 130, Philipa Kelly, Artlink, March 2004; Artists of the Future, John Stockdill, Muse, December/January 2004; A Different Kind of Pyjama Party, Ron Cerabona, The Canberra Times, 11 December 2003; and SCAN, RealTime, October/November 2003.

I received the Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation, Australian National University, for my Honours research, of which B3 was a component.

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