MIKE PARR | SUNSET CLAWS | PART 1
An exhibition in 3 parts Part 1: Dirty Blanket 28 September – 8 November 2023 Anna […]Read More
26 May – 29 October 2023
nightshifts considers the importance of solitude through contemporary arts practice. Shifting in and out of focus like a dreamscape, the exhibition looks to the shadows and ‘after hours’ as metaphors for the work and thinking that happens beneath the surface, away from the public gaze: time alone in the studio, during the quiet of the night and while asleep.
Spanning a range of histories and media, works from the Michael Buxton and University of Melbourne Collections including pieces by Callum Morton, John Nixon, David Noonan and Mike Parr, alongside new commissions, offering a contemplative counterpoint to the recurring emphasis on collaboration and hyper-visibility in contemporary practice.
These artists demonstrate the natural cycles and shifting conditions of working alone, from rumination to meditative, flow-like states and the periods of quiet and rest that necessarily follow. Solo human journeys and cosmic trajectories diverge and connect, and perspectives on Deep Listening demonstrate the power of singular focus to sharpen attention and reveal things unseen.
Curated by Hannah Presley and Annika Aitken.