Emily Floyd: The Dawn
|Author:||Jane Devery, Helen Hughes, Wes Hill|
Emily Floyd: The Dawn is a survey exhibition of the work of Melbourne based artist Emily Floyd. The exhibition features keynote works dating from 2001 to 2014 including major installations, lesser-known early works and two newly commissioned interactive spaces for children and families. Working in sculpture, installation, printmaking and public art, Floyd is renowned for her text-based sculptures and pedagogically-inspired works which combine formal concerns with an interest in the legacies of modernism. Her work engages a wide range of disciplines and endeavours including public art and social activism, design and typography, literature and cultural studies, community participation and public education, and various political ideologies. Drawing parallels between educational models and contemporary art, Floyd’s bold and seductive colourful works generate spaces for social engagement and interaction whilst provoking discussions about contemporary social, cultural and political ideas.