Husk, 2018, oil on panel

Garden centre, 2018, oil on panel

White mountain, 2018, oil on panel

The Oh No Flower, 2018, oil on panel, 59.5 x 45.7 cm.

Blips, 2018, oil on canvas, 60.9 x 76.2 cm.

Bad Burn, 2018, oil on panel

Float II, 2018, oil on panel

Float I, 2018, oil on panel

Bike Rider, 2018, oil on plywood board

No sunglasses, 2018, oil on panel

Husk (windy), 2018, oil on panel

Pool endorphin, 2018, oil on canvas covered panel, 25 x 30 cm.

Two daisy, 2017, oil on canvas covered board, 29 x 45 cm.

Bellyflop, 2018, oil on panel, 

Oh no cat, 2018, oil on panel, 12 x 10 cm.

The weather girl, oil on panel, 22 x 35 cm.

Forager, 2018, oil on panel, 25 x 18.5 cm.

Hang in there, 2018, wooden dowel, found sheet, oil and synthetic polymer paint, approx. 200 x 150 cm. 

Sun, 2018, oil on panel, 7 x 11 cm.

Flower, 2018, oil on panel, 7 x 11 cm.

Installation of 'The Oh No Sun'

OuterSpace, 3-24 August, 2018


Holly Anderson attempts to articulate, through painting, her anxiety and neurosis towards a world in a state of ecological crisis. Rather than hold us hostage with a visual lecture on environmentalism, Anderson examines her own tumultuous relationship with a sun too hot and weather burdened by global warming. The Oh No Sun exposes the irony of sun soaked summer landscapes as romantic sites of pleasure; for Anderson these places come coupled with ominous warnings of skin cancer, radiation and environmental destruction. Burnt bodies, blinding sunlight and turbulent waters act as a cross-section of violence experienced in these places. Anderson walks us through this heatwave with a gentle hand and equally gentle paintings – with the threat of the sun beating down on our backs we are shown a familiar world made strange, reminding us that Australia boasts the second highest diagnosis rate for melanoma and that we are probably due for a skin check.

      - Caity Reynolds, OuterSpace director

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