Guest curated by artists James Lemon and Bobby Corica, Everyone's Heard of a Dragon explores the profound impact of fantasy and material practice as tools for navigating one's experiences. This charged realm, situated between the truths of our immediate reality and the expansive realm of possibilities, shapes our surroundings, offering solace and imbuing the world with meaning.
Materiality plays a pivotal role in shaping both fantasy and truth. It demands meticulous attention and immersion, serving as a bridge that connects things that were, things that are, and some things that have not yet come to pass. What joys can we toil, passing threads between our fingers or simply bringing a vessel to the lip to sip? Everyone's Heard of a Dragon invites artists, designers, and craftspeople to consider our shared obsessions with materials and how they can affirm and expand our unique stories.
To paraphrase Ursula K. Le Guin: If imagination is the instrument of ethics, what forms shall our melodies take?
Alfred Lowe / Billie Civello / Bolaji Teniola / Christopher Boots / Den Hiscock / DNJ paper / Ella Reweti / Ella Saddington / Hilary Green / Indra Prudence / Jemma Yibbruruana / Jill Stevenson / Juan Castro / Julian Leigh May / Karla Laidlaw / Laura de Carteret / Lou Clifton / Louise Meuwissen / Maia McDonald / Matea Gluščević / Nathan Martin / Nicolette Johnson / Mr Donegan, Ninuku Arts / Pip Byrne/ Remy Faint /Tantri Mustika / Terry Williams / Sienna Barton / Stephen John Clarke / Theodosius Ng / Yen Qin
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this exhibition contains work by a deceased person.
Image: Works (L-R) Jill Stevenson, Hillary Green, Remy Faint, Mr Donegan, Ninuku Arts, Ella Saddington, Julian Leigh May, Matea Gluščević. Photographer: Henry Trumble.
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Explore the works in Everyone's heard of a dragon, featuring more than 30 Australian artists.
Curated by James Lemon and Bobby Corcia, the exhibition invites artists, designers, and craftspeople to consider our shared obsessions with materials and how they can affirm and expand our unique stories.