It Happened on the Steps, 2020
It Happened on the Steps, 11 x 53.8 x 29.25cm inkjet prints on photo rag mounted on aluminium composite board
The strangers we pass might change our lives. They could become our dream lover, our best friend or our killer. But the moment passes and the frisson dissipates as we keep on walking. Here, the passing encounters take place on the steps of Hobart’s Treasury building.
A series of porcelain slip casts and etchings of found plastic car components. Passage explores the transition from one state of existence to another, through the life and afterlife of these now functionless objects.
The Unbearable, 2018
At points in our lives we can look back and realise we survived what seemed unbearable at the time. This work was inspired by the Fukushima tsunami of 2011.
A performance work created and produced by Gabrielle Rish for Dark Mofo 2018 as part of Panopticon II, Hunter St, Hobart. Performers: Erin Brandall, Sallie Burton, Paul Neumeyer, Gabrielle Rish and Grace Watson.
Video credit: University of Tasmania
Touch Me, 2017
An interactive performance work created and produced by Gabrielle Rish for Dark Mofo 2017 as part of Panopticon I, Hunter St, Hobart. Performers: Erin Brandall, Billy French, Evelyn Hughes, Eliah Pittas, Isobel Pyefinch, Gabrielle Rish and Grace Watson.
The Steps, 2018
The bereaved often address their In Memoriam classified ads to the deceased people themselves. How would the deceased reply? In this case, their message materialises on the steps of the Hobart clinical school, the steps passing over the Styx-like Hobart Rivulet with the city morgue just inside the door.