Dark Water - sculptural works

Dark water is a major collaborative project by artists Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari and includes drawings, and sculptural works, as well as the central short film work. To see more on the other elements view the FILM and DRAWING components of Dark Water.

Dark Water examines psychological thresholds and the limits of the human body in relation to oceanic environments. This new interconnected body of work draws on the artists’ research into marine flora and fauna and the experiences of deep-sea divers, to explore familial trauma and the dissolution of the human psyche in a strange waterlogged architectural space.

Dark Water is currently on show at Linden New Art in Melbourne and has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

[Selected works below]

Internal Interior

Installation view at Linden New Art. Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography

Installation view at Linden New Art. Photograph: Theresa Harrison Photography

Internal Interior, 2019
Erin Coates & Anna Nazzari
silicon, ceramic, human and animal hair, sperm whale tooth, wood, wallpaper
120 x 180 x 15cm

Internal Interior - detail

Internal Interior - detail

Internal Interior - detail

Internal Interior - detail

We Taste The Sea #1-6

We Taste the Sea #1-6, 2019
Erin Coates
glazed ceramic, silicon and pigment

Photograph: Michelle Becker

Photograph: Michelle Becker

We Taste The Sea #1 glazed ceramic and silicon, 8 x 14 x 8 cm Photograph: Michelle Becker

We Taste The Sea #1
glazed ceramic and silicon, 8 x 14 x 8 cm
Photograph: Michelle Becker

Pet Tunicate, 2018

Pet Tunicate
Erin Coates
silicon, ceramic, dog hair
3 x 8 x 9cm

Photograph: Michelle Becker

Photograph: Michelle Becker