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Jamie North


Jamie North installing Succession 2016 for the 20th Biennale of Sydney – The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed
Image: © Ashley Barber / Courtesy of Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

‘Ensemble’ is a trilogy of tall, dynamic columns gracing the forecourt of the Thomas Dixon Centre. The sculpture was made by Newcastle-born artist Jamie North. Made from slag, a by-product of iron, the industrial looking columns cascade with lush, native Queensland plant life.  

“I wanted ‘Ensemble’ to relate to the human body, and to have some kind of dynamism as you’d experience during a performance,”

— Jamie North

The selected plants in each piece (including rock-felt fern, yellow cane orchid, and vines producing bell-shaped flowers) will become entangled with the inorganic concrete, creating a continuously evolving and living sculptural form.  

“The plants are definitely actors within the installation at the Thomas Dixon Centre, and I’m looking forward to seeing their performance.” 

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