I have curated an exhibition at Redfern bar and creative space The Bearded Tit, opening this evening (Monday, 31 August) from 6-8pm. The exhibition will continue until 10 October.
Taking lyrics from the Joan Armatrading song Drop the pilot as a jumping-off point, ANIMAL/MINERAL/PHYSICAL/SPIRITUAL is an investigation of work which reinterprets, celebrates or fetishises found, organic and man-made materials and imagery through recontextualisation, accumulation and arrangement. The exhibition is an extension of the Bearded Tit’s cabinet-of-curiosities vibe. The totemic possibilities of these works will potentially manifest in new and exciting ways when experienced within the Tit’s unique atmosphere.
The exhibition includes works on paper, sculpture, installation and video work by Rebecca Gallo, Sarah Goffman, Lisa Sammut, and Lotte Schwerdtfeger in collaboration with Louise Meuwissen.
I hope Sydneysiders and visitors are able to visit the exhibition either for this evening’s celebrations or at some point over the next six weeks.