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 2018
Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington installation view 2018
Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington installation view 2018
Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington installation view 2018
Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington installation view 2018
Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington installation view 2018
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Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington detail view of ‘Night Labour’ 2018
Invisible Stories: Meditations on Port Essington detail view ‘Linear & Circular’ 2018
Benjamin Armstrong – Planning 2018
Linocut, dye, ink, coloured pigment, iridescent pigment
Image size 76.5 x 57 cm; Frame size 89 x 69 cm
Edition of 8