The Pink Palace
Friday 8 June, 5–8pm
Saturday 9 + Sunday 10 June, 5–9pm
Wednesday 13–Sunday 17 June, 5–9pm
Wednesday 20–Sunday 24 June, 5–9pm
Location: Old Good Year Warehouse, corner of Argyle and Bathurst Street
In 1963, the colour of the Risdon Prison walls led the Mercury newspaper to dub it ‘The Pink Palace’. Despite its slow fade into beige, the nickname stuck.
Over the past six months, four Tasmanian artists (Dexter Rosengrave, Maria Blackwell, Samuel Mountford and Tess Campbell) have been working in collaboration with four Risdon Prison inmates to create a series of new video works examining time on the inside, as part of a project facilitated by Constance ARI in association with Dark Mofo 2018. The results include a potato currency, virtual inmates, endurance performance by proxy and a horse named Salvadore.
SAMUEL + KRISTY
MICHAEL + TESS
DEXTER + PATRICK
KAREN + MARIA