Detail of ‘Deep Time’. Image by Bae and Lawler 2024

Deep Time | Wona Bae & Charlie Lawler Past Event

Presented by Daine Singer


Thu 23 May 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Fri 24 May 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sat 25 May 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wed 29 May 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Thu 30 May 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Fri 31 May 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sat 01 Jun 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Free, No Booking Required


Daine Singer
83 Weston St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia


All gender bathroom, Assistance animals welcome, Low sensory / relaxed, Wheelchair accessible

In Deep Time Wona Bae & Charlie Lawler have created a new series of sculptures based on 3D scans that trace the undulating marks of erosion along the Australian coast. Drawn to the figurative forms forged in coastal sedimentary sandstone, the structures tell the story of water and wind, shaped by millennia of gradual erosion and movement, epitomising the unending cycle of nature.

The forms are sculpted in timber using 5 axis machining, the technical precision of the machines used are able to mimic but not accurately translate the intricate textures and detail of the original forms. These losses of information speak to the limitations of our understanding of the systems that form and cover the natural world. The timber is then sealed by a process of charring, a traditional method of preservation. This method also extends the pair’s research into charcoal, exploring its healing qualities as well as its association with disaster and renewal in ecosystems.


Wona Bae & Charlie Lawler

Wona Bae (South Korea) and Charlie Lawler (Australia) are collaborative artists based in Australia, known internationally for their installations and sculpture that navigate visceral and symbiotic human relationships with nature. Their multifarious practice includes sculpture, painting, relief, sound, photography, and video. Drawing on patterns and systems from the world around them, their unique immersive installations experiment with materiality and technology, tapping into the primitive need to find connection with the natural world. Bae and Lawler have held solo exhibitions at Gujung Art Center at Onyang Folk Museum, South Korea (2022), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2019/20); Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne (2022 and 2019); See You Soon Gallery, Tokyo (2017); and Koskela Gallery, Sydney (2016).