Sundari Carmody Primal SiteOpening: Wednesday 12 August, 6pm Dates: 12 – 29 August 2015
Growing up in Indonesia had an indelible influence on Carmody. Every aspect of life performed as ritual as much as lived. Passing ancient spirits cavorting in the streets, behind masks, dancing and singing; Disney and Vogue when she got home. On the edge of a volcano, masks around a fire, beneath the stars. A Eurasian Paleolithic tale unfolding deep, thousands of years old memories of ritual. It has all been filtered through the histories of art, music, literature, performance and couture culture. Precise, delicately detailed and nothing is explained.
Sundari Carmody (born 1988) is an artist based in Adelaide. In 2011 she graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the South Australian School of Art. She has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in public, commercial and artist-run spaces including FELTspace, SA; Constance ARI, Tas; Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia; Greenaway Art Gallery, SA; FORM, WA; SASA Gallery, SA; Spectrum Project Space, WA. In 2014 she was a recipient of an Australia Council of the Arts Artstart grant.