Art Gallery of SA
New Work by Michelle Ryan
Michelle Ryan has already begun to develop her next new work for Restless. She will direct an initial Creative Development of Seeing Through Darkness, which will premiere in the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2020. The work is inspired by the paintings and drawings of Georges Rouault.
Georges Rouault was a French artist whose work melded Fauvism and Expressionism with its jewel-like tones and bold graphic lines. He produced resonating portraits, landscapes, religious scenes, and still lifes. Some works by the artist form part of the Art Gallery’s collection.
“There is an unusual beauty to the work of Georges Rouault. The imperfect form of the body and the troubled soul of the work, resonates with how people with disability can feel and be perceived. Some may be confronted while others may see beauty and difference.” Michelle Ryan
The award-winning Geoff Cobham will design a lighting installation in the Gallery for the work. The production will be designed by Meg Wilson, who produced such a stunning design for Intimate Space. Restless will collaborate with the wonderful, Adelaide based, Zephyr Quartet who will provide original music for the work.