Past Artist In Residence
While Perth-born artist Gail Hastings is known as a sculptor, her Sculptural Situations are neither the traditional image we have of sculpture nor are they installation, but rather, they are specific spaces where the process of perceiving, understanding and taking action takes central place. Hastings places the process of perceiving, understanding and taking action at the center of her space-related constellations of texts, objects, colors, material and formally linked structures.Her sculptures or Sculptural Situations, create spaces intended to appeal to and involve people as physical, intellectual and aesthetically competent beings. Although we can see her work as abstract pictorial compositions, as they extend into the three-dimensional world, we can step into them, use them and meet their possibilities for action. In 1996, Hastings joined 18th Street for a four-month studio residency through the Australia Council for the Arts.