“It is the role of objects to restore silence"
Be Very Afraid
Be Very Very Afraid
is an exhibition by Suzanne Bartos and Choi, Ik Gyu timed to mark the completion of the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Opening 1st December 2017, 6pm
Then open the weekend of 2nd and 3rd December
11am to 5pm
Artist talk 2.30 Saturday 2nd.
Articulate Project Space
497 Parramatta Road, LEICHHARDT
I have been attending and listening live to the Royal Commissions hearings since its' beginning. It has been an extraordinary process marked witnessing legal staff and survivors, both of whom have put their own well being at risk, in the hope that there might be change.
Having a background in child psychotherapy as well as being a practicing artist I took on this project in an attempt to combine my commitment to social issues with my art practice.
Having read and listened to the many journalist who have been witnessing and reporting on the commission I imagine this show to be a visual equivalent.
I will be in the gallery working from the 19th November, if you are interested to come and talk with me while I'm working. Make a time by emailing me on email@example.com
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A group exhibition curated by Gary Warner at Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, 2016.
William's River Valley Artists Group,
"While We Sleep"
We are a group of artists concerned with the environment issues, in this case coal mining. We are Sydney based however we often travel and work in regional NSW
My work within this show was called:
25 x 100 = 2500
Repurposed 44 gallon drums, Steel, LED signs.
I asked each visitor to spin each of these 5 "prayer wheels" five times, which meant that: if a hundred people spun 5 drums five times then we'd have made 2,500 prayers for the climate.
Poem/prayer in LED signs:
This work was a collaboration with local resident Pat Middlebrooke, who had lived with the threat of her home being flooded by the building of the Tillegra dam. It was her image of "sleeping with a surfboard under my bed" which I worked with here.
Gosford Regional Gallery has a sister city in Japan so it's landscaping is of a classic Japanese garden. Just over the gallery walls is surrounded by a tangle of lantana. I am using lantana in the the windows (with automatic shades) to create a layer of wild calligraphic shapes looking onto the manicured garden.