JASON WATERHOUSE

Biography

Jason Waterhouse’s sculptural practice is underpinned by ideas of contemporary architecture, urbanization and how we live with the ‘stuff’ around us. In Waterhouse’s studio, ubiquitous objects such as the body of a car, a gardener’s shed, pencils, tools and tree branches undergo series of interventions resulting in a hybridized object that occupies an uncanny space between the past and the present, the natural and the manufactured.

Jason Waterhouse competed a BFA in sculpture (Monash University) and completed Honors at the VCA in 1999. Over the last 18 years Waterhouse has exhibited his work extensively throughout Australia and, in 2005, was awarded the Moreland Sculpture Prize. Since then he has been exhibited in the prestigious Helen Lempriere, the McLelland Sculpture Prize, the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, Sculpture by the Sea, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and most recently the Paul guest Drawing prize. Waterhouse has held solo exhibitions at Linden Contemporary, Dark Horse Experiment, Stockroom, &Projects and Scienceworks Museum. Waterhouse’s work is held in significant private and public collections and has been commissioned to create major public works for the City of Ballarat and Hepburn Shire, Victoria.

Selected Works

Jason Waterhouse  Automotive Geologies,  2018 (13 Units) Steel, Polyester filler, Automotive paint, Car Panels (Bonnets, fenders, doors, boot lids) from: Toyota, Hyundai, Mazda, Holden, Humber, Mitsubishi  Sound composition - Jed Palmer photo credit – Pia Johnson

Jason Waterhouse
Automotive Geologies, 2018
(13 Units)
Steel, Polyester filler, Automotive paint, Car Panels (Bonnets, fenders, doors, boot lids) from: Toyota, Hyundai, Mazda, Holden, Humber, Mitsubishi

Sound composition - Jed Palmer
photo credit – Pia Johnson

Jason Waterhouse  Mixed Tape (Green)  2018 cassette, steel, paint 30 x 10 x 1 cm

Jason Waterhouse
Mixed Tape (Green)

2018
cassette, steel, paint
30 x 10 x 1 cm

Jason Waterhouse  House Proud  2017 mild steel, enamel paint 222 x 82 x 78 cm

Jason Waterhouse
House Proud
2017
mild steel, enamel paint
222 x 82 x 78 cm

Jason Waterhouse  Driftwood  2017 ply wood and acrylic 22.5 x 13 cm

Jason Waterhouse
Driftwood

2017
ply wood and acrylic
22.5 x 13 cm

Jason Waterhouse Tides (Exodus)  Installation unit (neon work),  2016 antique 12-gauge double barrel shotgun, glass neon tubing 55 x 6 x 156cm  Installation units (floor) , 2016 Ozito power tools, epoxy resin, polyester resin, 2pac automotive paint dimensions variable  photo credit: Pia Jonhson

Jason Waterhouse
Tides (Exodus)
Installation unit (neon work), 2016
antique 12-gauge double barrel shotgun, glass neon tubing
55 x 6 x 156cm
Installation units (floor), 2016
Ozito power tools, epoxy resin, polyester resin, 2pac automotive paint
dimensions variable

photo credit: Pia Jonhson

Jason Waterhouse  On the Backs of Men , 2016 charcoal on paper 180 x 220 cm

Jason Waterhouse
On the Backs of Men
, 2016
charcoal on paper
180 x 220 cm

Jason Waterhouse
Tools of the Trade
2016

photo credit: Pia Johnson

Jason Waterhouse  A Room for Things  2014 Steel Chief Colourbond shed, steel, paint, polyester resin 212 x 510 x 227cm

Jason Waterhouse
A Room for Things
2014
Steel Chief Colourbond shed, steel, paint, polyester resin
212 x 510 x 227cm

Jason Waterhouse  Glory Days  2010 1972 Holden HQ Kingswood station wagon, steel, body filler, automotive paint dimensions Variable

Jason Waterhouse
Glory Days
2010
1972 Holden HQ Kingswood station wagon, steel, body filler, automotive paint
dimensions Variable

Jason Waterhouse
Mailbox (it's been ages since I got a really long letter)

2008
Steel, Enamel Paint, Plastic
150 x 20 x 360cm