Artspace Realm is currently closed. However, the exhibition CIVICS can also be viewed online in full here.
Fernando do Campo, Rose Nolan, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Zoé Sadokierski & Kate Sweetapple, Jan Sebinski, and James Alfred Turner. Curated by Laura McLean.
Civics considers the theoretical, political, and practical aspects of citizenship, as well as its rights and duties. It does this through a highly focussed and localised study of the settlement of Ringwood and surrounds, taking as its starting point a selection of historical photographs, paintings, and objects drawn from the collections of the Ringwood Historical Society and Maroondah City Council.
These are accompanied by contemporary artworks, strategically deployed to disrupt the celebratory narrative of placemaking. They consider the history of governance, and the ways in which imperial systems of data collection, organisation, and representation are used to form nation states and territories.