Kyla Ring

Wednesday 28 April

Serial Space 7pm –10pm


The main theme of my chosen work for Open Fields is hoarding. I envisage spending part of my time collecting locally found cardboard ( acceptting donating materials) and light weight materials Styrofoam to construct a “double hoarded” wall. 

The cardboard box is of interest to me because it holds our material possessions, it stores away parts of life that are not current and this act is about lose of permanence, life that has past, just the same as a building being renovated out of character or totally demolished and rebuilt with room for dialogue about the Fraser construction site.

The double meanings of words, words that sound like other words, play on words are an important part of my art making practice. The act of hoarding is essentially about protecting, whether it is protecting people from falling tools and building facades and or protecting our worldly possessions in storage, but I am also keen to investigate the personality or fragility of ‘the hoarder’ why, how and what it means to hoard. 

An image stays with me of a homeless man and his shopping trolley and 5 metre chain of prized possessions tied together in shopping bags pushing and maintain the movement along a busy side street of New York City this glimpse out a window was as impressive as it was deeply distressing.

Kyla Ring has worked on several sustainable community art projects over the past five years, installing her innovative sculptures in urban spaces, parks, public buildings and galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and Berlin. She uses sustainable practices and non-traditional media to convey both whimsical and serious messages about society, human behaviour and the environment and designs installations that encourage audience interaction through exploration, sharing and play.


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