On Harvesting Dandelions

Stephanie Doddridge. Image credit: Michael Haines, In the Garden I Recollect, Print-making, 55 x 77cm


Ceramics, Craft, Ephemeral, Installation, Mixed Media, Print-making, Sculpture, Textiles
On harvesting dandelions is a mulidisciplinary exploration into human-nature relationships rooted in reciprocal care within the home garden. Gardening facilitates an exchange between human and nature, where each contribution builds both ecological function and sense of wellbeing. Intertwined human and non-human lives are lived along lines. The garden provides a protected physical space where one can undertake rituals of care and repetitive labour, rebuilding a quiet place in disturbing times where alongside manual activity, the mind works through dormant thoughts. Cells tend to networks within the mind, weeding out weak connections and fertilising, gardening the mind. Sense impressions are recorded, fed by imagination, and imprinted through symbiosis with nature. Gardening is considered a parallel creative practice, elements of which are brought directly into the artworks.

Stephanie Doddridge is an emerging contemporary artist working on Kaurna Country, South Australia. Stephanie reflects on personal experiences and emotions and represents them through multidisciplinary practice. She is drawn to gardens, using garden produce as materials to investigate symbiotic human–nature relationships. She engages with metaphors and notions of reciprocal care, through printmaking, ceramic, textile and sculptural production methods.

Stephanie has recently completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) at the South Australian School of Art at the University of South Australia. She has gained multiple awards from the University of South Australia and the Helpmann Academy and is a current studio resident at 215 Magill Studio.

Stephanie Doddridge is a finalist in the 2023 City Rural Emerging Artist Award for artwork in this exhibition, and is also a finalist in The Advertiser Contemporary Art Award 2023, with that artwork featured in the finalist exhibition at Keith Murdoch House.

1 Aug - 1 Sep
Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 9:30am-5pm
Wed 9:30am-1pm
Sat 10am-4pm
Opening Event 03 Aug , 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
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St Peters Cultural Heritage Centre Gallery
2/101 Payneham Rd, St Peters
8366 4515
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