Julie Cockburn - Plan B

Julie Cockburn - Plan B

5 October - 4 November 2006

All the materials that Cockburn uses have had a former different life as, for example, books, maps, prints, magazine, game boards. Cockburn's Plan B gives them a new life and form, as intriguing, engaging 3 dimensional art works.

Julie Cockburn makes new worlds from old. In a creative journey that involves the sourcing of materials and the time-consuming labour of intricate cutting out, she sculpts from the books and maps she accumulates.

The playfulness and nostalgia in Julie Cockburn’s work is apparent, shown through this visual exploration and excavation of the materials she employs. She makes sense of the ridiculous by suspending balls in imaginary planetary systems and