Exhibition opening: all things are water
90 Hunter St, Newcastle, NSW, 2300
Water is an element always on the cusp of transformation (moving between vapour, liquid and ice), but it is also an element with a slipperiness that makes it difficult to define.
‘All things are water’, curated by Meryl Ryan and Naomi Riddle, takes water as its defining feature. Moving between video, installation, photography and painting, this exhibition rethinks water as an environment, as a site of escape, as an emotional state, and as a necessity for survival. But ‘all things are water’ is also an elegy. That is, the works contained in this exhibition speak to the impending ecological crisis, and a landscape increasingly defined by an absence of water rather than its surplus.
Featuring artists Tom Blake, Dale Collier, Ellen Dahl, Michaela Gleave, Hannah Jenkins, Todd McMillan, Talia Smith, Angela Tiatia.
IMAGE: Michaela Gleave ‘Our Frozen Moment’ 2012, installation view: Carriageworks, Sydney. Photograph: Silversalt.