Two Thousand and Four
Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Brunswick Arts Space
Opening Fri 17th October
Running 18th October to 2nd November
Max D. Piantoni . John Stevens . Alister Karl . Tamara Watt . Adele Smith . Joel Gailer . Alex Clark . Ive Sorocuk . Jo Waite . Sarah McKenzie . Alison Hanly . Jenna Corcoran . Benjamin Webb . Karis Sim . Carmen Reid . Leon Van De Graaff . Damien Pitts . Ahmarnya Price . Claire Manning
Brunswick Arts Space has survived the ups and downs of the last ten years. Surviving both the financial turmoils and the rigours of running a not-for-profit art space. We have seen four Prime Ministers in office, two Presidents, the rise of the smart phone, Facebook, Google and YouTube.
Over 10 years, many talented people have been involved in the space in all sorts of ways. To celebrate, we are bringing together as many of these people as we can to have a show about the gallery's inaugural year.
At first glance 2004 seems like quite an uneventful year viewed from the lofty heights of 2014. But if you look a little longer you find great things, terrible things and the occasional straight out strange thing.
Riots in Redfern, an Australian Miss Universe, whales exploding in the streets of Taiwan, robots on mars and the invention of a little internet fad called Facebook. The science fiction year 2000 was still fresh in our memories, we hadn't become so blasé about living in the 2000's, most of us vividly remembered living in the 80's and watching the amazing future in the television show Beyond 2000.
September 11 was also still fresh in every one's minds and we were right in the middle of “The War on Terror”. Our world leaders using the word “Evil” in every second speech they gave causing racial tensions in every walk of life (especially here in Brunswick). The proclamations never really sitting very comfortably with us, we all knew in the back of our minds that describing things as evil was the undertaking of children’s morning cartoons not Presidents and Prime Ministers.
Curated by Alister Karl
The EC Window
23rd Sept to 12 Oct
The Seduction of the Innocent
Comics fit for the bonfire
In the eyes of the immortal Dr. Fredric Wertham, author of The Seduction of the Innocent, comics will destroy your mind, your moral compass, and your health. Ambitious!
Channelling the material that led to the successful censorship campaign of the 1950s, Melbourne's cartoonists will shock you out of your permissive torpor with eye-popping works in the crime and horror tradition.
Curator Jo Waite
Producer Bernard Caleo
Edinburgh Castle // 681 Sydney Road Brunswick
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