Contained Contentment, Joel Cunningham

_mg_5223Enter into the glasshouse and you’re not only experiencing climate change with the warm, humid environment of a palm house, but will also be challenged by the minutiae with the myriads of works by Joel Cunningham.

This group of small worlds and dioramas placed around the glasshouse are situational scenarios that reflect the contemplative states that people get in, and the places and spaces that they find help them clear their mind.  Places that let them focus while stopping the traffic jam of thoughts that cloud their minds, places that let one view and allow these thoughts to happen without trying to stop them or change them.  Places such as Eden.

“I like my work to be ambiguous and stay open for discussion. More recently my work reconsiders what it is to be specifically human, the power of thought and the various mind states and emotions people experience every day, evoking the intangible aspects of our existence – a sense of enduring, timeless energies that move through and beyond the physical body and the structures of thought. My art practice is considered but experimental.”

Individual artworks will be on sale at Eden Gardens with a two week wait list till collection. P.O.A.


Joel Cunnigham lives and works in Sydney. He completed his studies at Sydney College of the Arts where he attained a Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours. Joel exhibits his work throughout Australia and internationally. He has been a finalist in Sculpture at Scenic World in Katoomba – NSW, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sculpture in the Vines in the Hunter Valley, Sculpture in the Gardens in Mudgee – NSW and Sculpture on the Greens in Wyong – NSW where he won the Emerging Artist Prize.


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