Corner caretakers

GH made Corner caretakers in 2014 and included the artwork in Missing: four sculptuations by Gail Hastings at the iBooks, 51 Countries, in 2014. Corner caretakers is one of four in the limited edition Missing: Four sculptuations. The artwork's medium includes Watercolour and lead pencil on paper; watercolour and wax on wood, and comprises of twelve components measuring, overall, 55 x 647.2 x 1.85 cm.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF TAKING CARE IN ART
Forgotten, a corner caretaker awaits delivery of the upper left corner of the page.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF TAKING CARE IN ART
Diligent, a corner caretaker awaits delivery of the upper right corner of the page.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF TAKING CARE IN ART
Alienated, a corner caretaker awaits delivery of the lower right corner of the page.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF TAKING CARE IN ART
Steadfast, a corner caretaker awaits delivery of the lower left corner of the page.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF TAKING CARE IN ART
Upon delivery of their corner, each caretaker finds the door and joins the others in the unity room. Fellowship and good cheer abound as they recognise in each other their duty done.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF TAKING CARE IN ART
As they depart, their duty complete, they take the space of unity with them. Now a blank page left behind, it awaits the meaning someone might write.

 

Missing

Four Sculptuations by Gail Hastings

Foreword: Richard Shiff; Artworks: Gail Hastings; Afterword: Amanda Rowell. Includes sculptuations: ‘Corner Caretakers’, 2014; ‘The Distance of Doubt’, 2014; ‘Space of a Five Page Plot’, 2014; and ‘Missing’, 2014.

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Released: 26 April 2014
Price: $14.99 AUD
Available at: Apple iBooks Store
Bibliography
Judith Blackall, ‘Gail Hastings: Sculptuations’, in Michael Fitzgerald (ed.), Art Monthly Australia, issue 272, 2014, pp.40–3.
Annabel Crabb, Review, 2014, http://gailhastings.com.au/book/missing/, accessed 23 October 2016.
Isobel Parker Philip, ‘The pure potential of a page’, The Art Life, 2014, http://theartlife.com.au/2014/the-pure-potential-of-a-page/.
Amanda Rowell, ‘Afterword’, Missing: Four Sculptuations by Gail Hasting, Pigment Publisher, Sydney 2014, pp.xiv-xivi.
Richard Shiff, ‘Foreword’, Missing: Four Sculptuations by Gail Hasting, Pigment Publisher, Sydney 2014, pp.v-vi.
Chloé Wolifson, Gail Hastings – Exhibition: To Do’, in Deborah Stone (ed.), Visual Arts Hub: Reviews, 2014, http://visual.artshub.com.au/news-article/reviews/visual-arts/exhibition-to-do-243240, accessed 23 September 2016.