Alira Callaghan is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores the way we shape and are shaped by our interactions with the material world. Working across installation, sculpture, participatory events and performance, Callaghan’s practice generates encounters that work toward challenging our relationships to objects, things and materials (o/t/m). Engaging with the concepts of play and curiosity the mostly human-made ‘stuff’ is encountered anew. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) (Hons) from Curtin University in 2013, Callaghan is now undertaking a practice-led PhD that uses creative practice to critique certain nonanthropocentric philosophical discourses surrounding human relationships with objects.
> Relocation to Singapore from Perth!
> Residency at Fremantle Arts Centre November/December 2019, open to visitors with prior arrangement.
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