Gyre is an exhibition of new work that comprises site responsive installations that explore liminal and transient relationships between objects that relate to weather and outdoor environments.

Through re-evaluating and re-contextualising objects that serve as instruments of measurement, such as wind turbines and barometers, Gyre considers the complexity of relations between objects, time and space.

This exhibition is informed by Francis’s ongoing interest in how objects shape our perception of time and, in particular, how a temporal interval operates as a poetic device for the indeterminate connection between past, present and future.


Main Gallery


21 August – 7 September 2019
Artist Talk: 
7 September, 3pm

Image credit: Span by Torin Francis, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.


Torin Francis

Torin Francis is a Brisbane based artist originally from London. His practice considers the devices we use to quantify, navigate, and comprehend the way in which the passing of time is perceived and experienced. This engagement with these mechanisms is explored through poetic relationships between objects and space in site-responsive installations, kinetic sculpture, assemblage, and moving image works.

Questioning the premise that an object is limited by its intended form, Francis re-evaluates and re-contextualises objects in both outdoor and indoor spaces. Natural phenomena, such as wind, weather and the environment, are used to harness outcomes, and material remnants from previous work are used in assemblages within the gallery space. Torin graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 with First Class Honours. He recently exhibited at Cut Thumb Laundry, Metro Arts ARI in residence and formed part of Future-Proof (2018) at Boxcopy Gallery.

Artist website: www.torinfrancis.net


The project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science.