Antony Hamilton: The Velvet Target
19 October – 11 November 1995
The Velvet Target is the title of a paperback book, found by Antony Hamilton in an abandoned caravan at an old kangaroo shooting-ground at Koonalda. Irony and poetry emerge when this title is linked to the artist's latest installation – a sparse and haunting work which evidences a kangaroo shoot, incorporating an adolescent, female white fox and a shaft of light.
The sense of reality in Hamilton's "found" objects is always intensified by their rich symbolic meaning, when gathered together. Here, Hamilton creates a nocturnal environment that is simultaneously vast and enclosed.
Hamilton moved from Victoria to South Australia in the 1970's. He has shown installation work at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
A University of South Australia Art Museum exhibition. Catalogue essay by Christopher Chapman.