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Brian Cheung 2018
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Emma Hampton 2018

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Anna Seed
   

FRONT GALLERY

DREICH
by Brian Cheung

DREICH is the culmination of a recent string of artist residencies in Norway, Shetland and Finland. These residencies were undertaken for the most part in quiet isolation in remote studios on islands and lighthouses where the element of water was an inescapable recurring theme. The show features work created both during and after returning home from this extended sabbatical. From violent gales in Shetland, to calm ripples in the Finnish archipelago, the grey mist of the Baltic and the clear salty air of the Victorian coastline - DREICH is an exploration of the commonality of water, and the differences and contrasts brought on by wind, weather and light. 

 

BACK GALLERY

The Man On Analogue Television Is Concerned About Reception
by Jonathon Harris

Jonathon Harris returns to Off the Kerb with the installation, ‘The Man On Analogue Television Is Concerned About Reception’.

Consisting of three table displays made of plexi glass, Australian hardwood and brass, each one examines a period of time where rights of minorities were (or are) at risk. 

The first table, ‘The Past Into The Present’ examines the symbol of the Pink triangle as an identifier of gay men in Nazi concentration camps; illustrating how this first manifestation is possibly fading from memory as it becomes a symbol of defiance and protest and, at times, commercialism. 

The second table ‘From Analogue To Digital’ tell the story of a community. In the early 80s there was a man on television. He was filmed pressing down on purple Kaposi Sarcoma on his yellow-tinged skin to show that the mark doesn’t disappear. He is the first person to do this on television and is being filmed from behind so no one can recognise him. He is concerned about his reception, what people will think of the first person with ‘full blown AIDS’ on prime time television. He will die soon but before that he will shake the hand of a princess to prove another point. He is a pioneer.

As we pass into the digital age a blue pill makes all the difference and we are left with just a trace of what happened before. Like a memory. This is today, but the fight is far from over.

Table three ‘Are You Game?’ is covered in the colours of the HRC. It asks a very simple question. How long will our rights last in today’s political climate and who is game to start knocking them over?

SIDE GALLERY

What Cheer
by Emma Hampton

Between colour clashes and simple patterns there lies some kind of cheer, but what cheer? This body of work was created over a couple of years in which I very much struggled with this question and have still struggled to answer. Hoping to find it through the brightening of my own world; these pieces were born.



 

UPSTAIRS GALLERY

Creatures, you and I.
by Anna Seed

Animals possess an infectious and alluring freedom of spirit; unfettered by the trappings of a human existence of work, social responsibilities, and expectations. Theirs is a life in the moment, of emotions and experiences unrestrained. Humans share in this life for the brief time of their childhoods, years of wonder and exploration. This show draws on my experience of that time -unhindered play in nature, delight in the world and its beauties, and joy in the company of the imagined (or not-so?) characters who were my playfellows, and who have followed me through my art to this day.