A moody new exhibition at Freda's from a group of Sydney-based emerging artists.
Emma Jukić
Published on December 19, 2018


Don't miss Sydney's latest artist-led show. Curators Orson Heidrich and Jarryd Lynagh bring together works of their own and by Anna Pogossova, Siena White, Mark Booth and Patrick Cremin to explore the edges and intersections of different artistic mediums: expanded photography, painting, and sculpture. It's on at Down / Under space, a multi-arts space in the basement underneath Freda's that's run by artists, curators and filmmakers.

All of the artists are contributing to a contemporary aesthetic that can be difficult to find — especially all in one place. The curators have focused on bringing together works that focus on "a succinct and powerful use of materials to create an experience of occupied space and object presence". All of the artists create work that's not just about producing an image — they're about capturing a mood.

The exhibition, like Lilac City Studio's Recreation II show by Kyra Henley, is another example of the trend towards artist-run initiatives and artist-led programming in Australia and internationally. It's sure to spark conversations about not only the works and the artists themselves, but also the creativity that goes into finding space for making and showing art in high-pressure environments like Sydney.

Signal opens on Wednesday, December 19 at 6pm at DownUnder space, in the basement under Freda's. If you miss the opening you can also visit the show nightly from 6-9pm until Saturday, December 22.


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