ELOISE KIRK
THIRD ORDER ISLAND
25 JANUARY – 18 FEBRUARY 2017

ELOISE KIRK
Cottonwood Canyon 2017
collage, resin, acrylic
35 × 45 cm

ELOISE KIRK
Black Smoker 2016
collage, acrylic, powder coated aluminium on craftwood
90 × 50 cm

ELOISE KIRK
Deep Dark 2 2015
collage, resin, acrylic, pigment, and binder
35 × 45 cm

ELOISE KIRK
Steep Rock 2017
collage, resin and acrylic
35 × 45 cm

ELOISE KIRK
Deep Dark 2016
collage, resin, acrylic, pigmet and binder
62 × 52 cm

ELOISE KIRK
Oblique Impact 2017
collage, resin and acrylic
50 × 65 cm


Eloise Kirk explores the merging of collage and painting, sampling images of rock formations, waves and clouds. Her imagery is partially concealed by textural and reflective pools of resin. She describes these negative spaces as voids offering descent into the unfamiliar, and connects this with the mystic act of scrying or ‘peeping into the future’. Drawing connections between discarded natural imagery, Kirk tests the boundaries between the romantic and the surreal.

Kirk holds both a Bachelor and Masters of Visual of Arts from the Sydney College of the Arts. She has staged solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and New York, and was recently curated into the Safari and Underbelly arts festivals in Sydney. She has been a finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Prize, the John Fries Emerging Artist Award, the Macquarie Bank Emerging Artist Award and the Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize. In 2014 Kirk was awarded the Art Gallery of NSW residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Third Order Island is Kirk’s third exhibition at Gallery 9.