Tag: Campbelltown Arts Centre

The Island (Part 2)

Vernon Ah Kee

By Andrew Brooks — 7 February, 2020

This is part two of an extended review considering Vernon Ah Kee’s The Island at Campbelltown Arts Centre. You can read part one here.  At the centre of Vernon Ah Kee’s exhibition are two multiple channel video works—one old and one new—that bring into sharp relief how central policing and detention are to the preservation of…

The Island (Part 1)

Vernon Ah Kee

By Andrew Brooks — 5 February, 2020

This is part one of an extended review considering Vernon Ah Kee’s The Island at Campbelltown Arts Centre. ‘That’s not an accident.’  Lex Wotton ‘Settlers always think they’re defending themselves.’ Fred Moten The ‘island’ continent often referred to as Australia is underpinned by a carceral imagination. A national mythology casts settlers as a bunch of…

Ok Democracy, we need to talk

Group Exhibition

By Rebecca Hall — 17 July, 2019

In place of a wall text, OK Democracy, We Need to Talk leads with a TV screen that plays a brief, simulated text conversation—a digital quarrel—between the curators and ‘Democracy’: I think things could be better between us. You’ve changed… OMG…is this a conversation or a provocation!? It is both—according to the extended curatorial statement…

Borrowed Scenery & Nevertheless, she persisted

Group Exhibitions

By Nadia Odlum — 1 March, 2019

To say that discussions of gender equality were prevalent in 2018 would be a gross understatement. Marches, movements, protests, trials and new accusations brought these conversations to the fore—both locally and internationally—and in the arts as much as in other sectors. As we move into 2019, two Sydney exhibitions are ensuring that these conversations stay…

Sheer Fantasy

Curated by

David Capra

By Em Size — 1 June, 2018

‘Sheer Fantasy, [curated by David Capra], suspends time to confront the role of the fantastical and how it plays within our collective conscious. In this exhibition, the world as we know it bends and shifts, making room to indulge in our greatest fantasies.’ UP STAGE I sent you a sext that left you ‘so shook’….