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, 23 x 30 cm.

Bike Rider, 2018, oil on plywood board, 30 x 30 cm.

No sunglasses, 2018, oil on panel

Husk (windy), 2018, oil on panel

Pool endorphin, 2018, oil on canvas covered panel, 28.5 x 19.5 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.

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


Documentation courtesy Charlie Hillhouse

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