Artists Georgia Hill and Elliott Routledge Paint Emotion for Sydney’s Commune
- Mandy Wong
Sydney, Australia’s newly launched Commune Waterloo aims to build connections between like-minded individuals who yearn to discover, engage and contribute back to the city that they call home. With its recent opening, the sprawling arts and event space invited two vaunted local artists to lend their individual creative expressions to the expansive facility.
Contemporary Sydney-based artists Georgia Hill and Elliott “Numskull” Routledge graciously lent their creative hands to the Commune with an installation of two breathtaking and thought-provoking murals, I Think About This All The Time and Happiness As Religion, respectively. Each artist displays a range of emotions through their distinct individual styles that skillfully utilize and lettering, space, color and environment to convey their individual outlooks on introspection and happiness.
In Hill’s I Think About This All The Time, she invites viewers to explore the concept of personal reflection that she has spent time navigating through a series of murals she completed over the past 18 months. This journey of self-reflection for Hill has led her to creatively delve deeper into the existing relationship between structures and the natural environment, and how they are both vital in allowing for moments of deep self-reflection to exist. Elliott Routledge’s Happiness As Religion is executed as a series of large site-specific installations in which he visualizes the idea of happiness being objectified or idolized. Routledge has deep curiosity for religion and within his installations, he will navigate the concept of life and death, and the universal struggle that affects us all who are questing to find ultimate peace and happiness.
Both of these ambitious works are currently on display at the Commune Waterloo on Bourke Street in Sydney, AU.