31/01/2020 - 3:27pm
Date: December 2019 - December 2021
Main Library, Level 3 lift foyer
Lisa Sammut’s Waiting room embodies the curiosity and sense of possibility of the cosmos, echoing the spheres and stars, constellations and planetary bodies that make up the night sky. With an interest in celestial architecture, Sammut has sought to create a space where visitors can experience time, consider the mysteries of the universe and contemplate their next action.
Sammut has used a subdued colour palette and found images, reminiscent of astronomical objects and phenomena, to depict forms and shapes in various states of change. Seemingly oscillating in space, these forms are imbued with a sense of energy on the precipice of movement.
A recent graduate of UNSW, Sammut has exhibited widely and undertaken several large-scale projects including HIGH LOOM, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney (2019) and a monumental echo, Firstdraft, Sydney (2018). Sammut has been recognised for her artistic talent in several prizes including the Churchie Emerging Art Prize, receiving the Sam Whiteley Memorial Commendation in 2016, and in 2018, was a finalist in the John Fries Award, UNSW Galleries.