Opening Launch: Wednesday 13 June 6-9pm | Exhibition Dates: June 13 - June 30, 2018

Erin Linhart

What You Left Behind

What You Left Behind is text-based visual poetry meditating on the physical and non-tangible remnants of life. Drawing influence from the powerful and sometimes confronting visual form of protest signs; this exhibition encourages the viewer to visualise and question past, present and future inheritances that influence the footprint of our personal legacy and the environment. Through deconstruction and investigation Linhart, navigates sentiment, tragedy and humour of the past and present, questioning the human condition to capture an emotional response to untraditional or traditional forms of beauty.

Nathan Jokovich

Mongrel Rupture

Mongrel Rupture consists of a suite of paintings that attempt to address the affect of the inaudible buzz that oscillates underneath the surface of a post card landscape; a weighted cloud that hovers over the Australian continent. Deliberately ambiguous and elusive with the denial of a palpable legibility, the works are concurrently accessible and impenetrable in their meaning, retreating to the undefinable. On the surface they possess a kind of silence that is not unlike the unspoken narratives that stain Australian history.  The impetus of the works reflect in their own materiality, and eludes to the emptiness of historical settings; Europe or Australia, the imagined landscape. Images are wiped out, erased, architectural references imbrued with personal narrative, played against the canonisation of the history of painting itself.  The private becomes intimately entwined with the public and vice versa. 

Aaron Grech, Anna MacNeill, April JY Kim, Brigit Maher, Brooke Van Der Linden, Caitlin Shearer, Cat Rabbit, Emma Hampton, Evie Barrow, Gemma Flack, Hayley Martin, Kaitlyn Hickey, Kathy Sarpi, Kenny Pittock, Kitiya Palaskas, Lizzi Morris, Louise Gilligan, Lucy Roleff, Madeleine Cleeve, Megan Rennie, Min Pin, Nani Puspasari, Peo Michie, Pey Chi, Phoebe Beard, Tai Snaith, Tegan Iversen

Soft Toy City

Soft toys are made from material & sewn together, usually filled with some type of huggable material such as wool, cotton or plastic beans.They're often cute, fun, playful, colourful & if we're talking old toys, sometimes a bit weird, sad & creepy. Soft toys are essentially made for children, yet they are comfort objects & are able to provide support to someone's mental & emotional well-being at any age.
In Soft Toy City artists explore their own personal relationship or perhaps even non-relationship with soft toys now as adults. Specifically, but not limited to, old soft toys (like old teddies) that were significant to one growing up and what those toys mean now (if anything at all).
The works will be created & shown in a variety of different ways from painting to soft sculpture. Youth, nostalgia, honesty, sentimentality & the concept of cute will be explored within the exhibition.