Local spirit inspires creation

During November, La Trobe Art Institute is housing 2016 Georges Mora Fellowship winner, James Geurts, as artist-in-residence.

Geurts’ artistic practice responds to the environmental and social histories embedded in place, through representations of topography, geographical processes and human interaction with the environment.

Living and working on View Street, he is conducting research into the local area, its geology and history, and will use this to fuel artwork for his upcoming exhibition.

Geurts has already begun a series of place-based investigations, site visits and consultations with local geologists, scientists and artists.

His upcoming exhibition at LAI will respond to the socio-environmental data generated through this research and will provide a fascinating insight into the area while producing great contemporary art from an internationally-renowned artist. His show, ‘Seismic Transect’, opens early in December.