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Antipodean plumbing

Woodrow takes a distinctly post-Duchampian and postcolonial perspective which pays due homage to the European tradition of the fountain. His move to remove paper from the equation led to the evolution of the embossed aluminium technique, which opened up the possibilities to create objects that don’t comfortably meet a singular definition as printmaking, sculptural fabrication or craft. Opening night drew gasps and plaudits for the amazing, beautiful, complex and ingenious creations that juxtaposed utilitarian copper pipes beneath the delicately embossed silver fountains.

Ross says “I wanted to evoke the profligate folly in the idea of the fountain but also to invert Duchamp’s selection of plumbing as the most remote polarity of non-art.”

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