I have two new works appearing in an upcoming group show RESIST/RELIEF, opening next week at No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne.

RESIST/RELIEF takes the technical language of making, conceptualising this process to create a duality between these two forms.

The RESIST technique exposes and endures, withstanding corrosive agents to continually occupy space. Acts of resistance, however, require us to practice self-care.

RELIEF techniques carve out a space that offers clarity and calm.

Artists are invited to respond to this theme through works that reflect acts of resistance; be they highly visible social issues that are crying for action, or smaller acts of everyday resistance that would otherwise go unseen.

Inversely, artists are invited to consider the ways in which we look after ourselves within resistance. This can take the form of whatever acts of self-care mean or look like to you.

Exhibition dates: 5 – 18 July 2021

Opening Night: Thursday 8 July 2021