Incommensurable Image: Ciara O’Brien ‘Lifejacket graveyard’ 2016 (detail), inkjet on phototex. Courtesy the artist. Jacqueline Bradley Image: ‘Rock Shoe’ 2018, rock, shoe,wax, epoxy, leather.Courtesy the artist. Nick Danziger Revisited Image: ‘Abbas, 15, Niger ‘ 2005 (detail) copyright Nick Danziger /nb*pictures. Photography Anthony Basheer
Curated by Terence Maloon, the works in this exhibition by Nick Danziger, Merilyn Fairskye, Ciara O’Brien, David Stephenson, Martin Walch, Anne Zahalka set up conflicting perspectives that highlight some of the more troubling aspects of our globalised age.
JACQUELINE BRADLEY: FIGURE IN THE LANDSCAPE
Jacqueline Bradley’s works combine found materials – rocks, fencing wire, and dirt – with intimate bodily objects – combs, thimbles and scarves – in playful, delicately poised combinations. Sharing the gallery with Sidney Nolan’s Riverbend, these small sculptures reflect the artist’s interaction with the landscape and articulate some of the complexities encountered when negotiating our presence in the Australian environment.
Nick Danziger is a documentary photographer, author and activist who has spent the past 25 years documenting the world’s most dispossessed and disadvantaged people. His work is witness to their battle for dignity, resources, education and opportunity in the face of relentless poverty; highlighting the gulf between the affluent West and some of the world’s poorest countries. Revisited assembles an extraordinarily stark portrait of life on the edge. The series exposes the obstacles that lie in the way of the eight ‘Millennium Development Goals’ set by the United Nations, with the aim of eradicating poverty by 2015.