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Not every country town or city thought to build a permanent local gallery, or if they had, many didn’t survive to the present day. To travel around to experience Australia’s wealth of regional galleries is to be presented with the architecture of make-do.
Showing at PS Art Space, the exhibition is the second instalment of the duo’s three-part Migratory Projects, which, as the name suggests, broadly deals with the aesthetic representation and experience of migration.
“I’ve been in this studio since 1998. It’s not an ideal space for many reasons. It’s difficult to get good sources of natural light. My preference is to always use natural light. I won’t use artificial light on the surface of the paintings; it’s not so difficult with drawing because there’s no problem with colour being distorted.”
In After Voices, Kuswidananto used animatronics, sound, video and sculpture to create a ghostly protest procession that had a distinctly theatrical edge.
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