Sunday 10 June—Sunday 24 June, 5–9pm | Old Good Year Warehouse, corner of Argyle and Bathurst Street

The Pink Palace

Dexter Rosengrave & Patrick
Maria Blackwell & Karen
Samuel Mountford & Kristy
Tess Campbell & Michael

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 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.

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..