Helen Fuller: BCF
27 July – 26 August 1995
BCF are the initials of Bonython Clemon Fuller and the title of Helen Fuller's descriptive installation, which has its origin in the materials collected, constructed and stored away in her father's backyard shed, over many decades.
The mysteries and meanings of the shed are cyclopean. Helen has always been drawn to her father's backyard shed – a male domain, a place for men's business. Yet, for Fuller, the shed evokes memories, and the process of investigating it is at once objective and subjective.
Fuller has long been associated with collage, assemblage and found objects, to which she has attached herself as a way of defining her sense of geography and history. Like the contents of the shed – her work is a layering of materials and ideas – of ambiguities and diverse meanings.
A University of South Australia Art Museum exhibition. Catalogue essay by Ruth Fazakerley.