Assembling Memory - Michael Reid

“In preparing this series for exhibition in Berlin, I had the opportunity to seek out some items that might spark recognition and maybe even some nostalgic memories in my audience on the other side of the world. I found some beautiful German ceramics that I was happy to add to my collection of still life ‘models’. It also gave me the opportunity to bring together German with Australian, in the form of flowers and foliage.

I realised, when creating the still life vignettes, that many of the items in my existing collection were English, and how those things were valued in my family when I was growing up. Seeking out German collectables and placing them in the vignettes felt a little bit like rounding out my own heritage (my paternal Grandfather was German).

Placing the new items alongside actual heirlooms from my family felt strange, like I was inventing a kind of connection where there hasn’t been one before – assembling memories of my German relatives that I don’t have.” — Andrea Huelin 2022

We are pleased to be presenting this new body of work from Andrea Huelin, with paintings on display in both our Sydney & Berlin galleries. Works can be acquired in either location.

Contact tomaustin@michaelreid.com.au with any enquiries.

  • Andrea Huelin
    Amber Cup and Mushrooms, 2022

    52.5 × 52.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Mum’s Teapot, 2022

    62.5 × 62.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Pumpkin and Ginger, 2022

    52.5 × 52.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Zucchini Flowers, 2022

    52.5 × 52.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Mum’s Vase and Pears, 2022

    52.5 × 52.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Kangaroo Paw and Banksia with German Vases, 2022

    52.5 × 62.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Still Life with Snapdragons, 2022

    132.5 × 82.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Still Life in Pink, Brown and Green, 2022

    132.5 × 82.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Roses and Tulips, 2022

    62.5 × 62.5 cm

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  • Andrea Huelin
    Red Apple and Guavas, 2022

    52.5 × 52.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Green Glasses and Radishes, 2022

    52.5 × 52.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Yellow and Blue Jugs, 2022

    62.5 × 62.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Andrea Huelin
    Magnolia Leaves and White Roses, 2022

    52.5 × 62.5 cm

    SOLD