Sam Gold

Hugo Michell Gallery Opening: Bridie Gillman, Sam Gold, Jahnne Pasco-White & Justine Varga | Anna Horne

Hugo Michell Gallery invites you to our first opening of the year 'Responsive Forms' by Bridie Gillman, Sam Gold, Justine Varga and Jahnne Pasco-White; and solo exhibition 'Colour me soft' by Anna Horne, on Thursday 9th February, 6-8pm
Responsive Forms
Bridie Gillman, Sam Gold, Jahnne Pasco-White and Justine Varga
This exhibition brings together artists whose practices span painting, photography, and ceramic sculptures. Through innovative approaches to form and colour, the artists create artwork that is responsive to their own experiences, emotions, and perceptions. Together, they demonstrate how artists can wield the emotionally expressive power of abstraction to communicate new ways of understanding ourselves and the world around us.
Colour me soft
Anna Horne
About this solo exhibition, Anna Horne shares: "'Colour me soft' continues my interest in manufactured materials that reference our built environment and embody contradictory states of balance and imbalance, softness and hardness. Using concrete, wire, packaging, spray paint, aluminium and rope, this body of work plays with the aesthetics and materials of the built world. Through these elements I explore the human desire to build and create stability, querying the need to make things last ‘forever’ and maintain permanency despite the inevitability of change."
Hugo Michell Gallery are proud to partner with Bird in Hand Winery for this opening event.
Please join us in celebrating the launch of these two exhibitions and our 2023 program!
Hugo Michell Gallery acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.
Anna Horne, Build it Up, Tear it Down, 2023, concrete, wire mesh, copper wire and paint
Anna Horne, Build it Up, Tear it Down, 2023, concrete, wire mesh, copper wire and paint. Photography by Sam Roberts

Sam Gold Joins Hugo Michell Gallery as a Represented Artist

Hugo Michell Gallery welcomes the addition of Sam Gold to our represented artists!

Sam Gold is a South Australian artist living and working on Kaurna Yerta (the Adelaide Plains). Gold turned their hand to ceramics in earnest in 2018, bringing over a decade of training in Transpersonal Art Therapy (Ikon Institute), Furniture Design (TafeSA) and studies in Contemporary Art (UniSA, ACSA) to the medium. Currently practicing out of the JamFactory in a tenant studio, Gold works in ceramics, sculpture and installation. 

Gold explores the bodies ontology and poiesis through documenting movement and memory. Utilising clay for its mimetic, metaphorical and therapeutic qualities. This process-oriented work is held together by the indexical trace of gesture, repetition and healing. The works are made with the intention of marking the clay from the body, the body as a tool and the clay as a site to document. The intention in Gold’s work is to speak to the storiness of our lived materiality and view objects as artefacts that are imbued with intimate acts of meaning.  

Gold has exhibited widely, including such galleries as JamFactory, Southwest Contemporary, End Space Gallery, Praxis Artspace, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Floating Goose Studios, CraftACT, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Most notably they were featured in the 2019 Australian Ceramic Triennial, Hobart, and were recently selected as one of five emerging artists for Primavera, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual exhibition of emerging artists living and working in Australia, aged 35 years and under.

Gold has works held in the ArtBank collection, as well as numerous private collections nationwide. They have been the recipient of several awards, grants, and residencies. Selected awards and grants include Australia Council Grant, The Australian Ceramic Council Award (University of South Australia), JamFactory Award, Guildhouse Catapult Mentorship, Helpmann Academy Creative Investment Fund, and George Street Studio Residency.

We congratulate Sam on all of their achievements and are thrilled to be working together in the future.