Opening event and performances Friday 3rd May 6pm | Exhibition open Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 10am - 4pm
Town Hall Underground
C o n s t e l l a t i o n s U n d e r g r o u n d explores the materials of the body and of the earth by artists Sinsa
Mansell (lutruwita/TAS), Jay Song (lutruwita/TAS), Luke Aleksandrow (ACT),
Julia Drouhin (lutruwita/TAS) and Georgie Vozar (lutruwita/TAS).
deconstruct the use of clay as object, as body, as sound. Opening as part of
the Australian Ceramics Triennale 2019.
A dancer strains
against her bonds, sweat and dust mingling on her body before dripping to the
ground as mud - your favourite mug slides off the table, the sound of it crashing
to the ground resonates inside you as the many shards skitter across the floor.
Clay, as a
natural material found in the earth, connects each artists work with the
“stuff” of this place, of lutruwita/Tasmania, and of Australia. This connection
is echoed in the exhibition site of the Town Hall Underground, a place where
Hobart’s colonial history is palpable and dark, with red bricks crumbling onto
stone floor, handmade nails pegging horseshoes over doorways.
The artists’ work
culminates in a night of happenings, sound and installations, where they each
have taken the material of clay and run amok with it - creating and destroying
what we understand an exhibition of ceramics to mean.
C o n s t e l l a
t i o n s U n d e r g r o u n d incorporates a collaborative soundwork by Mat
Ward as well as an experimental catalogue essay by Vivienne Cutbush.
CONSTANCE is an off-site, project based A.R.I based in nipaluna / Hobart. CONSTANCE is focused on creating critical dialogues and engagement within, and beyond, the local Tasmanian arts community through supporting experimental and critical praxis.
CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.
Constance ARI 2018 program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..