- DateThursday 21st September
- VenueForecourt of the Drill Hall Gallery
The upcoming exhibition Backwash at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery will feature a pop-up flea market out under the trees in front of the gallery! Stalls include art, craft, vinyl records, vintage and second hand clothes. The Backwash flea market will be held on Thursday 21st September between 11am – 2pm.
Contemporary artists have lived through an era of uncertainty and disillusionment. Floating along a current of late-capitalism, a self-perpetuating system of waste, they find themselves stuck in a cyclical deadlock, overloaded with images of humanity’s self-destruction. In creating art from the ‘backwash’ of contemporary life, this group of artists seek to grapple with a tide of excessive mass consumption and an ever intensifying globalisation by readdressing its residues.
Backwash includes works by Robert Bittenbender, Isabella Darcy, George Egerton-Warburton, Sarah Goffman, Spencer Lai, Marian Tubbs, and Philadelphia Wireman. Curated by Oscar Capezio and Tony Oates.