In 2021, Metro Arts presented the following exhibitions as part of our Artistic Program. 

SUBTITLE IRAN

5 – 26 JUN / EXHIBITION
This research-based photo series that explores the ways Western film and television has perceived Iran, mainly before and after the Iranian Revolution of 1979.

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OLD HAUNTS

5 – 26 JUN / EXHIBITION
ANTHEM ARI aims to provide a dedicated platform to celebrate the practices of First Nations, diasporic, and LGBTQI+ identifying artists of colour in Australia.

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NEW FOR OLD

12 DEC – 23 JAN | EXHIBITION
Bringing together work by Australian and international artists, New for Old reflects on the relationship between technology and memory.

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NIGHT DANCERS

14 OCT – 23 JAN | EXHIBITION
As day turns to night, the sunset sky lights up with pastel tones and golden rays, twinkles of light come to life and dance through the landscape.

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ADAPT

6 FEB – 18 MAR / EXHIBITION
Capturing a time of quarantines and lockdowns, ADAPT reflects on the collapse of the neat separations between work and home.

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A DROWNING SIM’S CRY FOR HELP

6 – 27 FEB / EXHIBITION
This work humorously tries to make sense of the absurdity of the everyday, taking cues from computer games and children’s entertainment.

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THE LAST BASTION OF LAZINESS

6 – 21 MAR / EXHIBITION
Playing on the infamous laziness of cartoon character Garfield, this exhibition is interested in ideas around work ethic, productivity and aspiration.

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AT ARM’S LENGTH

6 – 21 MAR / EXHIBITION
At Arm’s Length explores the nature of virtual and physical collaboration in response to how their practices have changed during the pandemic.

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CTRL+ALT+DEL: SHIFT

25 – 28 MAR / EXHIBITION
Ctrl+Alt+Del: Shift continues a series of multidisciplinary group exhibitions formed to reboot and reclaim arts and cultural spaces in a white colonial settler landscape.

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DUNGEON MASTER

10 – 1 MAY / EXHIBITION
Featuring drawings created based on the rules of Dungeons and Dragons, Dungeon Master aims to examine the unclear boundary between fantasy and reality in online spaces.

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LOL

10 – 17 APR / EXHIBITION
LOL features artists responding to the concept ‘Lol’ – often used as an acronym for ‘laugh out loud’ but is also sometimes misread as ‘lots of love’.

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SEDIMENT

8 – 30 MAY / EXHIBITION
Sediment brings together the work of five contemporary artists who utilise collage as an aesthetic to consider human transformation of the environment.

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OPEN STUDIO: HELLE COOK

6 -9 MAY | FERRYMAN’S HUT
Take a turn around the Riverbend to Ferryman’s Hut where Helle Cook draws on the atmospheric and affecting presence of the hut.

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Bridging The In-Between

8 – 30 MAY / EXHIBITION
Bridging the In-between explores the intersections of meteorology, technology and spatiotemporal experience.

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Ambit

8 – 30 MAY / EXHIBITION
Parallel Park (Tay Haggarty and Holly Bates) present a new video work continuing their ongoing interest in queer formations of intimacy and collaboration.

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LIGHT AFFECTION

15 + 16 – MAY | FERRYMAN’S HUT
Helle’s exhibition Light Affection will invigorate Ferryman’s Hut with ephemeral installations through a lens of light and sensory experience

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FLIGHT INTO THE UNKNOWN

6 – 27 FEB / EXHIBITION
Flight Into The Unknown explores the connections between Western art history, imaging technologies and networked cultures.

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