EXHIBITIONS: EVERY DOG WILL HAVE ITS DAY
22 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017 | 10.00pm - 5.00pm
Every Dog Will Have Its Day is a group exhibition of ten contemporary Australian artists exploring the emotional connection between people and dogs. Curated by emerging curators Sophia Cai (VIC) and Kathleen Linn (NSW), the exhibition features work by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (WA), Dion Beasley (NT), David Capra (NSW), Anastasia Klose (NSW), Noel McKenna (NSW), Clare Peake (WA), Kenny Pittock (VIC), Danielle Reynolds (VIC), Adrian Stojkovich (VIC) and Natalie Thomas (VIC) spanning across diverse mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture, video and performance.
The exhibition also references Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s (CPAC) collection and its programming history. Surprisingly, within CPAC’s collection, artists have referenced their relationship to dogs. This includes works such as Apichat Tinatin’s, Dingo (dog with attitude) (2005) and Mai Long’s, Pho Dogs (2006) and Aqua Mutt: an installation with dag girl (2007).
While immediately playful and humorous in nature, Every Dog Will Have Its Day provides a broader platform to consider the enduring relationship between humans and dogs. Dogs are embedded in myth, ritual and the human experience; their roles span from beloved pet, surrogate child, guard and working dogs, to dark, symbolic representations. At the heart of all these is the enduring symbiotic relationship of loyalty and empathy that bind people with their dogs.
Curated by Sophia Cai and Kathleen Linn
Exhibition Launch: Saturday 22 July, 1 - 4pm (Dog friendly event).
The exhibition opening will feature a performance by Danielle Reynolds. All dogs (and humans) are welcome.
Image Credit: Danielle Reynolds, Doggo Chasing Waterfalls, 2017, painting, 160 x 197 cm. (detail).
Photograph: Aaron Christopher Rees.
19 August 10.30 - 12pm | DRAW TOGETHER
$10, for 8 years and up. All materials supplied
Draw Together is a weekend drawing workshop designed for participants ages 10 and up.
Phone02 9824 1121
EXHIBITIONS: OCEANIA RISING: WAYFINDERS
6 Oct 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
9.00am - 4.30pm
Wayfinders is part of the Oceania Rising project, a collaboration with the Australian Museum and Blacktown Arts Centre that responds to the impacts of Climate Change (Global Warming) in the Oceania region.