Opening Friday 20th March 6-9pm
Running21st March - 5th April
Gallery 1 & 2
companion exhibition for Anstey Village Better Block Party
Linda Studena, Leah Murphy, Minela Krupic, Peter Davison, Nicola Hardy, Jo Waite, Leon Van De Graaff, Alex Clark, Jase Harper, Sarah Howell, David Blumenstein, Michael Fikaris, Teags Humm, Arran McKenna, Ele Jenkins, Gregory McKay, Jess Parker, Martin Nixon, Scott Reid.
Local artists present their reminiscences of Brunswick as it has been, reflections on what it could become, and the dramatic metamorphosis in between. Our little gallery standing as a last bastion, witness to the soaring monoliths of a Brunswick in rebirth.
Opening night will start the two-week large-scale collaborative exercise in mapmaking. Local residents, past and present, are invited to annotate our walls with their landmarks, anecdotes, and secret knowledge. This piece will culminate in its relocation to Nightingale Warehouse as an enormous pasteup for the Street Party.
Participation is open to the public, we will not be checking artistic credentials at the door. Brunswick is changing, it cannot be forgotten.
CREATURE explores the weakness of the flesh and technology’s penetration of the human mind and body. A projection of a dystopia where human communication gives way to short messages and empty images.
I pity inanimate objects (because they can’t move)*
3rd Feb to 29th March
In their 1979 song* Godley & Creme posed this question, going on to ponder the happiness of objects around us by asking “is a tree as a rocking horse an ambition fulfilled, and is the sawdust jealous?”
What of the unrealised ideas and thoughts we have? Wonderful as they are and as good they feel to revisit many never see the light of day. What sympathies do we need to extend their way for their looping paths through the eddies of the mind? How do we let them go? Who gives a shit?
As an automatic collector/hoarder of interesting things all of the components in this collection have been around me for years without me knowing why. Plucked from the corners of my flat and combined automatically without judgment these items without use now meet ideas longing to be somewhere. Hopefully to play a silent Godley & Creme cover for passers by to hum along with.
They’re now out of my flat/head and I’m glad for them.
Edinburgh Castle // 681 Sydney Road Brunswick
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