Tully Arnot’s practice develops on ‘outsider’ modes of invention, generating a non-teleological creative process with unanticipated outcomes. Inventive and alchemical explorations of material and form are used to explore the subtle changing of states within art ~ from everyday object to sculpture/invention/artwork, or stuck between in a constant state of flux.
Arnot’s work attempts to reconnect with objects and understand what their functions (and by extension, our needs) really are. His work poetically interprets the intangible relationships we have with objects and hopefully illuminates new ways of thinking and interacting with the world around us.
Sainsbury Sculptural Grant, established in loving memory of the late Madeline Olive Taylor through her estate and administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA); Arts & Design Grant courtesy of Arc @ UNSW Limited