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RocoColonial
15 Feb - 19 Apr 2020
Gallery 1

Official opening: 6pm Friday 14 February 2020

Featuring artists: Brook Andrew, Tony Clark, Peter Cooley, Geoffrey Hannah, Deborah Kelly, Belem Lett, Jennifer Leahy, Danie Mellor, Marc Newson, Técha Noble & Romance Was Born, Joan Ross, Justin Shoulder, Esme Timbery, Jenny Watson, Louise Zhang, Renjie Teoh (cartouches)

Rococo and Colonial are often considered to be disparate, undisputable categories that neatly divide periods of time. This separation offers little opportunity to consider parallel histories — how similar or different things might be happening elsewhere or at the same time.

RocoColonial examines the overlap between Rococo and Colonial and begins by acknowledging that both can be intrinsically related and link Australia to a wider, speculative world of multiple, concurrent histories. The exhibition features artists and designers, who in their varied practices are destabilising the dream of Australia Felix (the lucky country) and whose material and conceptual language opens up the paradigms of the Rococo and Colonial to contemporary reinterpretation and re-engagement.

 

An artist-initiated project by Gary Carsley. Artist & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art & Design UNSW.

RocoColonial is a partnership project developed and presented by Hazelhurst Arts Centre and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

 

Download Education Resource and Catalogue from Hazelhurst Arts Centre & Bathurst Regional Gallery here

 

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