Sibling

Henry Wolff

23 February 2022 - 13 March 2022

Henry Wolff Sibling video still

Henry Wolff Sibling video still

Familial relationships are some of our most intimate and entangled connections. They impact our lives in complex and often unseen ways, profoundly affecting aspects of our identities and moral character.

Henry Wolff’s project ‘Sibling’ attends to these entanglements, gently navigating the artist’s relationship
to their sister, Ingrid.

Gesture is often used by the artist as a language of the body. Here it offers forth physical metaphors of sibling camaraderie and insights into the intra-acting narratives of these protagonists. But the paradox of ‘Sibling’ is that in gesture’s equally opaque vernacular, it guards the pairs vulnerability, keeping ambiguous the nuanced rituals and understandings of their relationship.

Wolff’s practice is concerned with images that articulate honest vulnerability in their participation with the world/s of their collaborators. With an empathetic observational methodology, they produce works that attend to the power of marginality and diffraction within society. Through attention to connection,
they explore entangled existence and foster moral virtues of compassion, care, and love.

The project ‘Sibling’ has garnered inter/national recognition for its nuanced examination of intimacy and resilience. In 2021 the work was identified by Aesthetica Art Magazine (UK) as one of the top 125 works from around the world, and subsequently was published in their ‘Future Now’ anthology and featured in
their ‘Future Now’ symposium. The work has been published in Art Collector Magazine alongside a feature on the artist’s practice in their ‘Undiscovered’ issue (2021). It has been presented on the Adelaide Festival Centre external screens (2020). Projected in Collingwood Yards (VIC) by the Centre for Projection Art for a private event (2021). And continues to be presented in galleries and public spaces across Australia.

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Henry Wolff's practice is concerned with images that articulate vulnerability in their participation with the world/s of their collaborators. With an empathetic observational metodology, they produce moving image, photographic and performance works that attend to the power of marginality and diffraction within society. Through attention to human connection, they explore entangled experiences of being, and foster the moral virtues of compassion, care, and love.

They are a feature artist for the 2022 Gertrude Street Projection Festival (VIC); they performed at the Art Gallery of South Australia with Melbourne collective APHIDS for the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres; their work Sibling was identified as one of the 125 most exciting artworks from around the world by Aesthetica Art Magazine (UK) which resulted in the work being presented online with their Future Now symposium (2021) and published in their Future Now anthology (2021); They are fine print magazine’s second pause~play digital commission (2021) which led to the creation and presentation of the work CARE; Henry’s practice was profiled as an Australian artist to watch by Joanna Kitto in the Undiscovered issue of Art Collector (2021); and they exhibit works in galleries, public spaces and online across Australia and inter/nationally.

Henry is mentored by leading Australian artists Hoda Afshar and Eugenia Lim (2019-ongoing). They are also mentored by Amos Gebhardt and David Rosetzky (2021-2022) through the support of the Centre for Projection Art (VIC).

Exhibition gallery

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf acknowledges that we are on the land of the Gadigal and Birrabirragal people, the traditional custodians of the land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf is proudly owned and operated by Woollahra Municipal Council