Sundari Carmody is an Adelaide based artist. Her practice concerns itself with the question of how to engage with universal systems and aspects of being, which linger in the category of the unknown, in ‘the dark’. She attempts to find useful frameworks to give form to things that are invisible or which lie just beyond the limits of our perception. Relevant precedents to her methodology include research in the areas of dark matter, sleep and the study of nocturnal creatures. The scope of her investigations take into account the scientific, cultural, physiological and psychological aspects of ‘the dark’.

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1988 Born Murwillumbah, NSW
1990 – 2006 Lived in Bali, Indonesia
2011 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), University of South Australia, Adelaide
Currently living and working in Adelaide


Solo exhibitions

2017
Steady Illiterate Movement, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

2015
Primal Site, Bus Projects, Melbourne

2014
The Black Swan: Suite, FELTspace, Adelaide
March of the Black Swan, Constance ARI, Hobart
The Build Up, Contemporary Art Centre of SA | Project Space, Adelaide

2013
Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

2012
Be Still, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University, Perth


Selected group exhibitions

2017
Soft Spot, Hard Feelings, Holy Rollers Studio/Gallery, Adelaide 

2015
Climate Century, Vitalstatistix in partnership with Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide
CACSA Contemporary 2015: multi-site survey of South Australian art, SASA Gallery, Adelaide
The Weight of Things, CACSA Project Space, Adelaide

2014
Built Constructs, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide
FELTmaps: Port Adelaide Public Art Project, FELTspace, Port Adelaide

2013
FELTnatural: A River Torrens Public Art Project, FELTspace, Adelaide

2012
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide
On Solitude: Divergence, FotoFreo Festival, Midland Atelier, Perth

2011
Honours Graduate Exhibition, SASA Gallery, Adelaide
Pingyao International Photography festival, Pingyao, China


Grants and Awards

2017
Project Grant, Arts South Australia

2015
Artstart, Australia Council

2014
Helpmann Academy Project Grant

2013
Carclew Project and Development Grant

2011
Helpmann Academy Project Grant
Helpmann Academy Masterclass with Gregory Crewdson


Bibliography

Barlow, Matt, An Invitation to Dwell in Darkness, catalogue essay, Steady Illiterate Movement, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, 2017
Forester, Rayleen, Primal Site, catalogue essay, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2015
Shachar, Hila, Be Still, catalogue essay, Spectrum Project Space, Perth, 2012
Sliuzas, Adele, Written accompaniment to Longboard Sequence, SASA Gallery, Adelaide, 2015
van de Velde, Danica, The Erotics of Ambiguity, catalogue essay, The Build Up, CACSA, 2013