Ellipse: a project between two points

In collaboration with Taryn Raffan


ellipse: a project between two points is a mapping of the rhythm and trajectory of conversations and creative exploration circulating between two people. Propelled by a searching spirit this project revolves around enquiry into binaries of substance, space and time. It is a philosophical and physical excavation into internal and external landscapes, and an encounter with the darkness and light that permeate these spaces.

About the artists

Having both completed fine art studies in Newcastle, NSW Rachael Ireland (BFA hons) and Taryn Raffan (BFA) have developed an ongoing interest together discussing methods of art making and philosophies connected to place, structural and physical awareness. Ireland and Raffan have both undertaken residencies individually in remote locations visiting places such as Hill End, New South Wales; Bruny Island, Tasmania; Argentina and Upernavik, Greenland.

Ireland is currently completing a Masters of Art Therapy at Western Sydney University and Raffan is exploring further research in mineralogy and place consciousness. In August 2015 both artists traveled together to Lightning Ridge to combine practices and ideologies, ellipse: a project between two points will be a culmination of this shared experience.


Ellipse exhibited at Gaffa Gallery November 2015

Collaborative Works

Rachael Ireland & Taryn Raffan suborbital 2015, moving image projection, curtain and sound.

Rachael Ireland & Taryn Raffan, defragmenting 2015, moving image (photographic stills).

Rachael Ireland & Taryn Raffan, re turning 1 2015, moving image.

Rachael Ireland & Taryn Raffan, re turning 2 2015, moving image.