Part of the series Material Exchange, facilitated by Meredith Turnbull.
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford VIC 3067
Hayden Fowler’s solo show, Future Distant History, had a distinct post-apocalyptic edge. The title was a clue (picturing the present as the past of a destroyed future is what post-apocalyptic stories do) and so was the pile of bones perched on a pretty white table.
Embodying a performance art born in Sydney’s queer club scene, Justin Shoulder’s latest solo show, Carrion, stakes out post-human, apocalyptic terrain, drawing our attention to the present age of excess and environmental misuse.
Australian constructivism, since its birth in the 1930s, built upon the legacy of both British and Russian constructivists, “by emphasising the material, spatial and technical aspects of art making, and by furthering the abstract language of geometric forms,” explains curator Sue Cramer.
Like the fabled gingerbread house, Pip & Pop’s dream-bright saccharine creations are darker than they first appear.
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