'But I don’t want comfort’

 

Curated by Dara Wei

 

‘But I like the inconveniences.’

‘We don’t,’ said the Controller, ‘we prefer to do things comfortably.’

‘But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.’

‘In fact,’ said Mustapha Mond (the Controller), ‘you’re claiming the right to be unhappy’.

---- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 

Bringing together seven artists working across installation, photography, illustration, performance, and digital media, the exhibition aims to look at discomfort as a valued human ability that forces us to see ourselves and the world differently so as to become open to changes and differences. Participating artists include Jody Graham, Melanie Eden, Brigid Vidler, Norma Zuniga, Laura Nash, Jennifer Brady, and Michael Blake. 

 

On the opening night, Melanie Eden and Jennifer Brady will present live performances. All welcome!

Laura Nash, Body Landscape 6, 2017, Photograph

Jody Graham, Secret Souvenirs, 2017, 62cm(L) X 46cm(H) X 8cm (D), $950, photo credit Graeme Wienand

*Work has been in Sculpture Otherwise at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre as part of Sculptures at Scenic World 2017 as well as selected as a finalist at Gosford Art Prize 2017.

(opening performance artist 1), Jennifer Brady, Word Games, live performance and drawing installation, dimensions variable, NFS

 Norma Zuniga, Illustration 1 of 3, 30.5 cm x 30.5cm

Norma Zuniga, Illustration 1 of 3, 30.5 cm x 30.5cm