Until April 26 2014
Cnr Lawrence and Hovell streets,
(adjoining Wodonga Library)
The international travelling exhibition 'transit' brings together the work of four Australian interdisciplinary artists; Stephen Copland, Meredith Brice, Colin G. Reaney and Karee S. Dahl; who have recently lived and worked in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah.
The multimedia exhibition has a common theme exploring the notion of itinerant art practice, built on responses to shifts and movements in moving through, and living within, different contexts as citizens within the global village.
Formerly resident in Singapore and the Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the artists have focused on a common theme in their work: the notion of an itinerant art practice built on responses to these geographical movements and their subsequent lived experiences. Notions of home, homeland and material utopias seek to explain the response to garner a sense of identity and space. The four artists' work explores and underscores these relationships, the commonalities, differences and uniqueness in artistic practice. Observing culture(s) from the margins, and attempting to respond to these observations through the four art practices becomes a way of constructing new meanings and forms of reference. The exhibition was launched in Qatar at Virginia Commonwealth University Gallery, Doha in November 2009. In 2010 the exhibition was showcased at The Art Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
In 2013 Transit was exhibited at Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney and is presently the selected touring exhibition at Wodonga Art Space, Victoria in 2014.
The exhibition displays the four artists’ immersion and exploration of the concept of home, identity and relationship to place.
Curator: Meredith Brice