Tully Arnot

Tully Arnot’s work subtly alters everyday objects, shifting the audiences perception of the familiar. His sculptures poetically interpret the intangible relationships we have with things, illuminating new ways of thinking and interacting with the world around us.

Arnot’s research explores real/imagined Artificial Intelligence, addressing the value of our relationships with non-sentient forms. He examines how these relationships relate to our own capacity to interact meaningfully with one another. This work often integrates complex technologies with everyday components, investigating the clash between old and new. More specifically, his recent work engages with emergent fields of plant robotics and the tension between organic/digital existence.
Within this, Arnot's practice explores the isolating nature of our increasingly connected, but ultimately disconnected world.

Career highlights include commissioned works for Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (2013), Melbourne Art Fair (2012), residencies in Sydney, Melbourne, Beijing, Chongqing, Berlin and NYC, undertaking study at UDK Berlin (with Gregor Schneider) and master classes in Beijing and Milan (Richard Goodwin’s Porosity Studio) as well as completing a Bachelor of Design with Honours (2009), and a Master of Fine Arts (2014) at COFA, both awarded first class. He was recently the winner of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Sculpture (2015), NAB Emerging Artist Award (2014), was winner of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award (2012), which included a 12 month mentorship with Liz Ann Macgregor. He spent much of 2015 and 2016 working in Chongqing in central China and is currently undertaking the Australia Council Greene St Studio Residency in New York.