Nick Dorey’s practice is inspired by alchemy. Through the process of chemical or symbolic transformation of found objects, Dorey creates wondrous large scale installations.
Dorey completed Honours at SCA in 2013, had his first solo show in 2014 and was selected for inclusion in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Primavera exhibition in 2014. He is a two time recipient of the Zelda Stedman young artist scholarship, recipient of an Australia council ArtStart grant 2014-2015 and is currently an artist in residence at Artspace.
ulysses v streisand, 2014
Oregon, pine, wall paper, builders plastic, Christmas tree, TAB sign, G-clamp, Bronte Nippers swimming cap, acacia obtusifolia bark (shredded), candle holder, cock cage, methylene blue hormetic ratio, inner-tube, Sex Marriage and Birth Control by Rev. Alfred Henry Tyrer, spray timer with compressed air in a can, Artist bath towel, carved wooden goblet , tampon, amyl nitrate, tiki torch containing rosemary spirit, Sepik region clay bowel C1970, kitty litter, gas burner, plastic pig, space blanket, HDPP 20L containing Lavender fermenting lavender wine, printed computer paper, builders plastic incidental painting bondage tape, red ribbon.
Nullification 5:2 Arc of the receiver, 2015
Oregon, T2 pine, CCA treated pine, hardwood flooring, gyprock, tarpaulin(black), builders plastic(black), builders plastic (clear), plastic drop sheets (clear) shade cloth (green) , packing tape, cloth tape, electrical tape (black), chicken wire, plasterers mesh, ratchet straps, spirit of Roman wormwood, spirit of lavender, spirit of plantago, rosemary tincture, rosemary wine, bottle brush tincture, Phalaris aquatica tincture, thistle tincture, sassafras doryphora tincture, urine, chalk, 24w CFL globes (coolwhite), 24w CFL globes (warm white), stinging nettle (live), sow's thistle (live) asthma weed (live) dish washing tray, cement and studio floor compost, pvc pipe, dark light, one armed phosphorescent jesus on cross, copper foil, chickweed salve, cock candle, edging chair, tide down straps, cock cage with fire retardant expanding foam and ribbon, bowl kittey litter tin cast cans, carved timber goblet, jungle juice, jasmine enflorage, shaved Christmas tree, bug-zapper, water feature ( water, methylene blue, pump, pvc pipe, guttering, dumpster lid, drop cloth, clay, pottery garbage bags chickweed), studio floor refuse (dust, cement, gyprock, sawdust, wood shavings, blister packs, sausage roll wrappers, sauce packets, beenbag balls, tape, plantago leaves, pine needles, oak cartons) Christmas tree, volleyball ball, red ochre, terracotta alembic foam, pot, nightshade dry, bucket, devil's apple, sandstone, rosemary hydrosol, sweat (clarified) sperm & silver, angles datura extract, G-clamp, fire retardant expanding foam cock.
Oregon, pine, braceboard, bougainvillea, silver cardboard insulation, villaboard, gyprock, microwave, bucket, clay, turkey bones, tiles, mushrooms, artists boots, hatchet, masking tape, Christmas tree, hydrosol of doryphora sassafras., enfleurage of trachelospermum jasminoides, high-tensile cable, builders plastic.
200 x 179 x 270cm