Winn Lane is the little laneway that could – while some of our beautiful city laneways disappear, Winn goes from strength to strength, taking part in a huge rejuvenation and now home to some of Brisbane’s best – Flamingo Café, Little Jane St, Sunday Social, Tym’s Guitars, The Outpost and last, but certainly not least of all, Nine Lives Gallery. The new Nine Lives has been busy since moving into their new nook in January and have sincehosted exhibitions for Westside Tattoo, Simon DeGroot, Max Doyle, Alex Kopps and Alex Knost.
Next on the Nine Lives agenda is Nine Wives – an exhibition that borrows its name from the old riddle, I Went To St. Ives. The husband in the riddle originally had nine wives, but as time went on, it was changed to seven. Nine Wives explores this idea of domestic folklore and tradition transforming through generations, with each of the nine artists creating artworks that respond to each of the nine rooms that make up a home.
Nine Wives will exhibit sculptures and installations by Rebecca Ross, Carolyn V Watson, Simone Eisler, Dord Burrough, Zoe Porter, Sue-Ching Lascelles, Kristy Morgan, Lucinda Wolber and Dhana Merritt, and is curated by Mariam Arcilla and Megan Cope.