Benjamin Armstrong

Benjamin Armstrong creates glass and wax sculptures that slide between the homely and the uncanny.  Writing about Conflict (Monash University Collection), in which a pair of eyeballs shaped from wax sit at the edge of an egg shaped table top supported by impossibly thin legs, Dr Kyla McFarlane noted that Armstrong triggers both an emotional and intellectual response in viewers … an involuntary physical shudder of horror and delight registers deep in our own bodies.

Dr Kyla McFarlane, Swells and Shudders, Before the body – Matter 2006

Click to the read the essay Contact Images by Quentin Sprague accompanying the Under the Southern Sky (2020) series

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Benjamin Armstrong ‘Coast Of Secrets I’ 2020. Linocut, pigments & binder on polyester, 153.5 x 120 x 3.5 cm
Benjamin Armstrong ‘Colonial Act I’ 2020. Linocut, pigments & binder on polyester, 124 x 97 x 3.5 cm
Benjamin Armstrong ‘White Flag I’ 2020. Linocut, pigments & binder on polyester, 172 x 132 x 3.5 cm
Benjamin Armstrong ‘Shear I’ 2020. Linocut, pigments & binder on polyester, 134 x 150 x 3.5 cm
Benjamin Armstrong ‘Writing On The Wall I’ 2020. Linocut, pigments & binder on polyester, 119 x 199 x 3.5 cm
Benjamin Armstrong ‘Inception I’ 2020. Linocut, pigments & binder on polyester, 133 x 102 x 3.5 cm
Benjamin Armstrong ‘Sunray I’ 2020. Linocut, pigments & binder on polyester, 132 x 152 x 3.5 cm
Benjamin Armstrong ‘Cell I’ 2020. Linocut, pigments & binder on polyester, 117.5 x 133 x 3.5 cm
Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington installation view 2018
Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington installation view 2018