Georgia Saxelby is an interactive, social practice artist who seeks to make wild woman architecture and rituals for the future through installation, collective action, performance and sculpture.
“Saxelby’s invitational work reminds us of the wild within all of us, of the possibility for magic in the everyday, and the pulse between the moments that drive us toward extraordinary connection - the very thing that makes us human.
She has built a practice upon collective action and reimagined futures for communities through the lens of architecture, archive building, and ritual-making. We may begin to situate her within larger international art movements that not only critique the telling of history, but offer provocative and timely alternatives to the ways in which we engage with one another and institutions of power.”
Sandy Guttman, Curatorial Assistant, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC and curator of lullaby at the Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC, July 10 - October 18, 2019. quoted in the exhibition’s 4500 word catalogue essay written by guttman, entitled “no white walls: the magic and the mythic in georgia saxelby’s art”
“Georgia Saxelby’s work is highly charged, informed, feminist, inclusive, and relational - inviting participation from women across different cultures, countries, social and political spheres. Her work gives a loud, credible voice to the unrepresented and those without a voice.”
Nike Savvas, internationally renowned artist, member of the judging panel of the 2019 Samstag Scholarship
"An urgent curiosity propels Georgia Saxelby to make art of our time … it is the environments she conceptualises and the sheer ambition and scope of these works that distinguish them.”
Read curator Virginia Rigney’s essay on Saxelby’s practice commissioned by the samstag museum
The artist's recent project To Future Women generated a 20 year time capsule of letters written by the public to the next generation of women and has received widespread acclaim, traveling to national museums throughout Washington, DC, including the Hirshhorn, The Phillips Collection and The Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building.
CURRENT + UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
July 9 - October 31, 2019 | Lullaby, solo exhibition at the Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC | Opening Night: Tuesday July 9, 6-8pm
February 6 - March 2, 2019 | Nevertheless, She Persisted, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
November 15 - December 16, 2018 | NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship Exhibition, Artspace, Sydney
September 28 - October 3, 2018 | Freedman Foundation Traveling Scholarship Exhibition, UNSW Galleries, Sydney
June 1 - July 1, 2018 | To Future Women, IA&A at Hillyer gallery, Washington, DC
June 7 - 10, 2018 | To Future Women, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
June 22 - 24, 2018 | To Future Women, By The People, Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC
January 21 - February 20, 2018 | To Future Women, The Phillips Collection museum, Washington, DC