Jill Townsley: Sisyphus

Jill Townsley, Sisyphus e-flyerThe title of Jill Townsley’s exhibition is a reference to Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus (1942) where he concludes that happiness can be found in the simple repeated action of labour. The work in this exhibition demonstrates a similar dedication towards repeated actions of labour. Materials such as till rolls and plastic spoons are appropriated for any characteristics that can indicate Installation shot of 'Jill Townsley Sisyphus' by Jamie Collier repetitive ways of working. The final art works are accumulations, often vast in scale, such as a sculpture made from 10,000 till rolls, or a large pyramid made from 9273 plastic spoons.

 The exhibition has already been highlighted in the Huddersfield Examiner, and the sculpture Till Rolls (2011) has just been nominated for the prestigious Laguna Art Prize, Venice.

Sisyphus Banner in situ

Jill Townsley’s Sisyphus at Huddersfield Art Gallery is well worth a gander if you’re over this way.

— Alice Bradshaw (@alicebradshaw) February 9, 2013