9 Darley Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010
“Perhaps a common theme throughout is that brands change, people change and everything dies,” says Melbourne artist Darren Sylvester of the works in his solo exhibition at Neon Parc.
Timing is everything. Viewed in April Fiona Hall’s solo show, Gateless Gate, reads like a meditation on the senselessness of war: the perfect antidote to the beer-soaked, jingoistic, flag-waving frenzy that often seems to accompany the more sombre rituals of ANZAC day.
These locks are open confessions, vows taken to withstand time, intended to be part of the fabric of a place.
Rebecca Gallo spoke with Janet Dawson about her impressions of these major shows, her experience in a male-dominated art world, and the beauty and pleasure of good abstract art.
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