Nocturne is an exhibition of new work and collaborations from Katherine Olston and Andrew Burrell, opening at Articulate project space on
Friday 15 June 6-8pm.
The exhibition is open: 11-5pm, Thursday 14th June- Sunday 17th June
The exhibition Nocturne is a compelling and eerie mix of childhood beasties
and adult horrors projected onto the backdrop of the deep, dark Australian
Nocturne presents new collaborations by Katherine Olston and Andrew
Burrell in response to their seven-day art residency in the near-ghost town of
Glen Davis (population 27) in the Greater Blue Mountains National Park.
Through installation, sculpture and interactive real-time 3d, and with reference
to both horror movies and children’s books, the artists explore notions of
personal internal fears and anxieties projected onto the larger external space
of the Australian Bush. The work focuses on the Australian Bush as both an
environment to be explored and a construct of the ‘colonial other’. The Bush is
often seen and portrayed (by this colonizing other) as a mysterious place,
often dangerous and usually to be feared. When combined with the darkness
of the night, the sense of fear associated with the Bush is compounded and
the menace of the unseen can materialize into reality.