Exhibitions    Drop the Dust: Flinders University City Gallery and touring nationally.

02.07.10 to 28.05.12

The works re-present geological, biological and cultural accumulations with a sprinkling of star dust. (“This stuff, still holding its ancient grains of primordial stardust, settles on Earth at a rate of one magical speck per square meter per day. Hannah Holmes, The Secret Life of Dust, publ. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2001)

The story of Dust ranges from the cosmos to the kitchen to the invisible and infinitely small. The exhibition works refer to the highly visible 2009 dust storm that swept up the ancient sands in the centre of Australia. Other works refer to domestic environments whose dust reveals the secret life of the inhabitants. And one work refers to possible pre-life forms in the cosmos that in reality are infinitely small, but are presented here in macro-scale.

The current study of Dust raises comparisons of structure and conglomeration - of how formal design and random collection interconnect in a continual process. The materials for the arworks are all originally dusts and sands; they are particle board, collected house dusts, powdered graphite, mineral powders, 100% rag paper, sand and constructed forms in mild steel with silver brazing.

The meaning of mortality is explored.

Bottle Bush by Margaret Worth

Bottle Bush  2010

Painted steel, acacia, plastic bottles and red sand from Amata.

155 X 50 X 60cms

Installation Flinders University City Gallery by Margaret Worth

Installation Flinders University City Gallery  2010

Accumulations Under Pressure by Margaret Worth

Accumulations Under Pressure  2010

Rag paper, red sand, red wood, light boxes

15 X 331 X 97 cms.

Accumulations Under Pressure: Loose Landform by Margaret Worth

Accumulations Under Pressure: Loose Landform  2010

Recycled paper, red sand, red wood, light box.

30 X 97 X 97cms.

G.E.M.S. Installation by Margaret Worth

G.E.M.S. Installation  2010

Shattered glass, steel, projection.

Variable

G.E.M.S. Detail 1 by Margaret Worth

G.E.M.S. Detail 1  2010

Shattered glass

G.E.M.S. detail 2 by Margaret Worth

G.E.M.S. detail 2  2010

shattered glass

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G.E.M.S. Detail 3 by Margaret Worth

G.E.M.S. Detail 3  2010

Shattered glass

Detail

Secret Life of Domestic Dust - Nissan Hut Moss by Margaret Worth

Secret Life of Domestic Dust - Nissan Hut Moss  2010

Silver soldered steel, powder coat, house dust.

14 X 14 cms. diameter

Secret Life of Domestic Dust: Georgia's Archive by Margaret Worth

Secret Life of Domestic Dust: Georgia's Archive  2010

Silver soldered steel, powder coat, house dust, glass, particle board..

14 high X 14cm diameter

Secret Life of Domestic Dust: Beggar's Velvet by Margaret Worth

Secret Life of Domestic Dust: Beggar's Velvet  2010

Silver soldered steel, powder coat, house dust, glass, particle board.

20.2 high X 11.3cm diameter

Secret Life of Domestic Dust: Anna's Archive by Margaret Worth

Secret Life of Domestic Dust: Anna's Archive  2010

House dust, powder-coated steel, silver brazing, glass, particle board.

16.5 high X 20.3cm diameter

Secret Life of Domestic Dust: Fleurieu Enigma by Margaret Worth

Secret Life of Domestic Dust: Fleurieu Enigma  2010

Beach dust, powder-coated steel, silver brazing, glass, particle board.

14cm high X 14cm diameter

The Secret Life of domestic Dust: Slut's Wool by Margaret Worth

The Secret Life of domestic Dust: Slut's Wool  2010

Powder coated silver brazed steel, house dust, Fleurieu sand, particle board and glass.

16.5 high X 20.3cm diameter

Drop the Dust: Diatomic Fragment by Margaret Worth

Drop the Dust: Diatomic Fragment  2010

Charcoal on rag paper

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Spacescape by Margaret Worth

Spacescape  2010

Particle board, mineral powders, glue

205 X 515 X 2cms