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SONG FOR THE STAGE, THE CAPTIVES AND THE LINE OF PRODUCTION

Hermione Merry and Henriette Kassay-Schuster
27 February to 29 March

“Whoever has approved this idea of order… will not find it preposterous that the past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past.”  TS Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent.

Song for the Stage, the Captives and the Line of Production is a three channel video shot in three iconic Moreland locations; Coburg Drive-In, Pentridge Prison Village and the former Kodak factory site in which a lone figure stands on a small stage with a scenic backdrop singing unaccompanied into the night. The project is inspired by nostalgia, theatricality, and local archaeology whilst mourning the imminent burial of Melbourne’s history beneath the swell of urban development.

This work has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Emerging Artist Development Grant – Visual Arts 2013.

WITH HER FEET OFF THE GROUND

Barbara Brugola | Clare Rae | Kawita Vatanajyankur | Heidi Yardley
Curated by Simone Hine 27 February to 29 March

With Her Feet Off the Ground brings together the work of four female artists that depict the female form in a state of flux. In the absence of a cultural language that fully defines the female subject, the artists in this exhibition depict women entangled, suspended and immersed. This literal state of flux acts as a metaphor for the ambiguous and undefined spaces that feminine identity occupies in an incomplete cultural knowledge.

 

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