Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Proposal for Echigo-Tsumari Trienniale

Richard Thomas will undertake a hybrid project involving renovation, installation, and ecology in a former traditional wooden farmhouse and now recently acquired Australia House. The project will utilise found objects and architectural elements from the house and surrounding area in attempting to create a hypothetical and provisional ecology of wood, carbon, and bio-aesthetics. The artist will produce a work in progress in relation to the house and surrounding landscape, history and habitation, touching on local plant metaphysics and global environmental consciousness. The work proposes a reflection on the interconnected systems of nature and humanity through material composition and metaphysical resonance.