Friday, 7 June 2013

Exhibition Opening of 'Solid Ground II: Echoes' - curated by Tom Macphail


At The Vanishing Point - Contemporary Art Inc presents …

SOLID GROUNDS II: ECHOES
An exhibition inquiring into the current debate pertaining to the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

13 – 30 JUNE 2013
Opening launch, Thursday 13 June 6-9pm
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Artists: Jan Cleveringa, Joolie Green, Jade Burstall, Maritza Noa-Cabrera, Christie Torrington, Dan Dolan, Marissa Johnpillai, Gordon Syron, Bronwen Williams, Luping Zeng, Jacqueline Drinkall, Koji Makino, Ebony Secombe, Danielle Jebara and Gareth Ernst.
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With a Federal election fast approaching, At The Vanishing Point Gallery presents Solid Ground II: Echoes, an inquiry into the current debates pertaining to asylum seekers and refugees within Australia. The exhibition aims to approach the subject by expressing a variety of viewpoints, observations and lived experiences.

We hope to focus on the facts of the current issues whilst considering Australia’s immigration history, international context and the political rhetoric and media sensationalism that has marred the issues and demonized ‘boat people’. The ‘White Australia’ policy of earlier decades demonstrates that Australia’s fear of outsiders is nothing new, yet the current polarization of the voting public reveals issues of underlying xenophobia that we have yet to shake off.

At The Vanishing Point gallery, in association with OPEN Marrickville, has brought together a group of artists whose practices, whilst varied, engage with contemporary issues for refugees and Asylum seekers in the Australian context. The show will accompanied by a Zine entitled "Solid Ground", including material from Patrick Carey, Alexander Hazelbrook and Tom Macphail.

Join us at the opening launch of Solid Grounds II, Thursday 13 June 6-9pm!

*curated by Tom Macphail
For further information visit: http://atthevanishingpoint.com.au/

Regards,
At The Vanishing Point - Contemporary Art Inc.
565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9519 2340
0430 083 364
www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au
info@atthevanishingpoint.com.au

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 10am-6pm
FREE ENTRY, ALL WELCOME

ATVP is supported by The Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

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