22.10.13

Out of Site - last weekend coming up

Out of Site closes on Sunday 27 October at 5pm.

Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday 11am - 5pm.


The idea of landscape is an enigmatic one in Australian culture, integral to how we engage with our mode of being in the world. The ideological significance of  the landscape in Australia’s highly urbanised culture and sparsely inhabited continent is striking. Artists continue to grapple with ideas of landscape—a place where nature and culture contend and combine in our history. A conceptual investigation of landscape was the starting point for this exhibition, with the artists drawing on embodied experience in a particular place and time, and considering the displaced presentation of this experience into the gallery space. Conversations around the work continue to consider the significance of the landscape to an experience of being in and out of Australia. These conversations have been highlighted by the current ‘Australia’ survey exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London, based on landscape as inextricable from ideas of Australian art, culture and identity. The parochial reviews since the opening add another layer to the ideas considered in this show, allowing us to see in from outside, across the gulf between Australia and the so-called ‘mother country’. One thing these reviews do is they allow us to imaginatively place ourselves outside of Australia. Then again on return, we are struck by its physicality, the landscape representing an idea of place; constantly redefining difference, distance and identity. Hayley Megan French



Distanciation.


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 Emma Hicks The hillllsarealiiiive 
 Carla Liesch

 Emma Wise
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