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​Louise Haselton: like cures like / 2 August — 27 September 2019

Image: Louise Haselton: like cures like, 2019, installation view,
Samstag Museum of Art. Photo: Sam Noonan.

Samstag Museum of Art is proud to present a major exhibition by Louise Haselton, one of South Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary artists and the feature artist of the 2019 South Australian Living Artist Festival (SALA).

Over twenty-five years, Haselton has established a predominantly sculptural practice in which no material is off-limits. By exploring aesthetic connections between seemingly disparate material vernaculars, she offers glimpses of the curious inner life of everyday and overlooked things. With a distinctive intuition, Haselton’s practice is exemplary of an artist especially attuned to the matter of our world.

Centred on new work, like cures like is an exhibition that draws together the enduring concerns evident in Haselton’s oeuvre — revealing an artist who inspirationally illuminates the liveliness and communicative power of inanimate objects, and the invisible forces that bind and repel the world around us.

Coinciding with the publication the 2019 SALA monograph Louise Haselton: Act Natural, the Samtag Museum of Art is proud to direct timely and important attention to an artist at a pivotal moment in her career, in a major exhibition that reflects our enthusiastic commitment to reciprocating the ambition of South Australian contemporary art and artists.

A Samstag Museum of Art exhibition presented for the 2019 SALA Festival. Louise Haselton is represented by GAGPROJECTS | Adelaide & Berlin. She has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Read the catalogue. Louise Haselton: like cures like by Gillian Brown.


Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.