Evening side II. 2017.
Oil on cotton, linen and silk blend, ceramic tiles,

grout and wood. 60 x 56 x 8cm.

Photo courtesy of Ruben Bull-Milne

TIA ANSELL


evening side


10 November - 2 December 2017


evening side morning side

Evening picks up from where morning left off. In the city, colour thrives in

the darkness. The moment when evening rolls into night the luminous and the vivid

co-exist, they thrive on this opposition. Lightness and darkness, and the resistance of

this relationship to which colour and the nocturnal can emerge. The in between; of

neither beginning or end, the grey, the ground for potentiality, is between space

and object and unsure of not knowing. The urban-scape as a sight of misguided

wonderment, which overflows with individual agenda and agency, creates a space for

transition. evening side morning side is a two-part work, separated by distance and

its inherent relationship to time, space and embodiment of immediate bodily

translation of common-place matter.

The works in evening side engage with the nocturnal, reflections and darkness

accompanied with evening time.


Tia Ansell is a New Zealand born, Melbourne based artist working predominantly in

painting, weaving and craftwomanship. Tia has participated in a number of group

exhibitions including Margaret Lawrence, South Melbourne (2017); Hugo Michell,

Adelaide; Studio 18 Gertrude Contemporary, Fitzroy (2017); Second Space Projects,

Fitzroy (2017); Kingston Art Centre (2017); Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy (2015). Tia is in

her final year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts

where she has been the recipient of the Majlis travelling scholarship (2017), John

Vickery scholarship (2017), Valerie Albiston Scholarship (2016-17) and the National

Gallery of Victoria Prize (2015). Her work is held in numerous private collections in

Australia, New Zealand and the UK.