Opening event and performances Friday 3rd May 6pm | Exhibition open Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 10am - 4pm
Town Hall Underground
Documentation by Remi Chauvin
Julia Drouhin and Georgie Vozar
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.