The Garage Gallery: Walking Exhibition
- LOCATION: Venues TBC
- COST: FREE
- ARTIST/S: The Garage Gallery
- WHEN: 5 April 2017 - 9 April 2017
A Walking Exhibition is a group exhibition showing video artworks from Luke Aleksandrow, Oscar Capezio, Tony Curran, Heath Franco, Nathan Gray, Alex Hobba, Shags, and Angela Tiatia. As a part of You Are Here festival 2017, the show takes place in different locations on Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
Opening on Wed 5 April at Anvil Studio, the Hamlet, Braddon, 6pm.
A Walking Exhibition might be last The Garage exhibition in Canberra. It might move somewhere else or just disappear. In a way, The Garage has never existed. There is no gallery space, no program, no board or committee. It is more an idea – or a sequence of evolving ideas. A Walking Exhibition is, first of all, the expression of the ubiquitous essence of The Garage, with artworks spread in unexpected spaces like studios and shops; subsequently, it represents its collective nature, involving the Canberra art community as well as shop owners and shop assistants. Video art as well is an established but partially undefined media, and the exhibition focuses particularly on its less cinematographic form. Most of the works in the show are filmed with a fixed camera, showing anti-narrative actions: still images, reminiscent of photography, or events that are so basic and simple that they can be related to everything and nothing at once, or again, repetitive gestures, bordering on obsession. Time is frozen or accelerated, fragmented, disrupted.
Since September 2015 The Garage (www.thegarage.gallery) has organised four exhibitions, featuring affirmed artists as Peter Vandermark, Natalya Hughes, Peter Alwast and Rosalind Lemoh. Our aim is raising the knowledge about contemporary art -installation art, videoart, conceptual art- in unusual and experimental spaces: the first two exhibitions have been set in two private garages, the third took place in an empty shop in Civic, while the fourth was hosted by Silo Bakery in Kingston.
The Garage exists thanks to the work and the enthusiasm of Sara d’Alessandro Manozzo (freelance curator; currently collaborating with CCAS, Tuggeranong Arts Centre and Design Canberra),Sabrina Baker (curator and gallery manager at CCAS) and all the artists and collaborators involved.