Mikala Dwyer | the artist

The artist Mikala Dwyer
Born 1959, Sydney, Australia.
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Istanbul Biennial, Sydney Biennale,

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Dwyer's installations are like playgrounds for an alien species, or for some fantastic mutation of the human race. They're fun and funny, if in an unnatural and unearthly way. Her cubbyhouse architecture is fabricated from bits and pieces of urban humdrum, abducted from their commonplace duties and let loose in her immersive installations...

She has shown in many national and international exhibitions including the 1995 Istanbul Bienale, Bonheurs des Antipodes, Musee de Picardie, Amiens, France, solo survey show Museum of Contemporary Art, solo show at chapter Arts Center Cardiff, Wales. Mikala’s work utilises and experiments with a fluid array of ideas, materials and applications. These often present themselves in large scale installations and sometimes they become paintings...

Works and biography

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Many works online


Gardening for me is a peculiar practice, and one that necessarily involves a certain degree of violence in its implementation. For sometime I have been exploring this violence through my own dark impulses. This exploration has taken the form of vast indoor hanging gardens, where each plant is isolated in its own transparent microsphere. The ground is suspended, and the plants and their life force gently tortured into adapting to their new lonely worlds. However independent they seem in there isolation they still need care - very, very occasionally a little water is given...