Esther Stewart

The space has been created for something to happen 1:2 (Floor Plan)

First Commission inspired by Michelangelo's David: represent the idea of human physical perfection.

Artist Statement

Esther Stewart is an Australian artist whose practice interrogates historical, social and political ideas and implications pertaining to architecture.

Stewart’s paintings, sculptures, textiles, and installations aggregate art and design’s historical precedents, mapping and collating different genealogies, each representative of contextual and evolving ideologies.

Her installation responds directly to the context of the Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Quite literally softening architecture, Stewart’s textile floor plan offers a counter to the rigidity traditionally associated with the construction and historicising of architecture.

As a result, the installation becomes a site that is responsive to each engagement – the fabric form echoing individual movement – and thus forges pluralistic and collaborative historical narratives.


Esther Stewart
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), 2010 Master of Arts and Cultural Management, 2014


3rd Jul 2019

 Further information

Type: First Commissions
School: Victorian College of the Arts