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DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?

Inspired by the many versions of Les Misérables, this exhibition encompasses a kaleidoscopic range of artistic approaches to subverting and interpreting personal and historical narratives, via high-drama, excess and passion.

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COMING UP

A TREASURED PRIVATE NOTEBOOK

Moving image work by Ella Sowinska and new textile work by Thea Jones come together in this collaborative exhibition, inspired by the secret writing practices of the artists’ mothers.

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LOVE ME, LOVE ME

Combining appropriated lyrics and party decorations, Love Me, Love Me plays with the intertwined representations of romantic narratives in pop music and personal expressions of love.

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REAGAN KELLY by Lewis Treston

A high achiever fallen from grace chases oblivion like a punk rock dynamo. Is it better to start playing by the rules or to set the things that ‘matter’ ablaze?

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YAAD KARO

Through practices of hand-stitching, Yaad Karo considers the history of migration that links the artist’s personal history to the indentured labour communities of India and the Pacific.

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PAINTINGS

Christine Morrow exploits the material qualities of the painter’s canvas and stretcher frame to create dynamic, three-dimensional modular structures.

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This is Pep Too!

This is Pep Too! is a new body of sculptural work that explores a revised meaning of ‘pep’ – found in the ambivalent spaces between failure, doubt and defiant enthusiasm.

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MARS Video Exchange  

As part of an exchange with Melbourne-based gallery MARS, Metro Arts will present the work of three innovative Melbourne video artists.

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KILL CLIMATE DENIERS by David Finnigan

A Parliament House concert is hijacked by eco- terrorists – Australia is to immediately cease all carbon emissions and coal exports or they’ll start executing their 1,700 hostages. Finnigan’s controversial work, set to a playlist of banging 90’s tunes, premieres in Queensland.

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MAGPIE

Spanning from young love to aging cynicism, Magpie is a coming-of-age story that will thrill and delight like lemonade ice-blocks and a swim on a hot day.

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WE KOPPEL, WE DALA

We Koppel, We Dala; Restitution and Reclamation. An exhibition addressing representation, land and identity in the context of South Africa’s Apartheid history and its ongoing impacts.

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THE BOY DIVER

It is December 1999 and Alex’s 10th Birthday party at Temora public pool. A moment of hope is embraced as they dive for a treasure at the bottom of the pool.

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LIFE ON EARTH

Life on Earth presents a selection of intense unscripted encounters with wild animals, plants and landscapes that reflect on the ongoing impact of human activity on our environment.

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SILICA

Grace Blake’s exhibition will be comprised of predominantly new work that considers a future dominated by non-human and hybridised beings. Blake will model formative anatomies and ecologies through the use of digital modelling software and 3D printing combined with 2D elements.

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LOVE AND INFORMATION by Caryl Churchill

58 scenes and over 120 characters duck and weave through a dazzling theatrical collage looking at the way we communicate and interact as human beings in our contemporary world of information overload and anxiety.

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GYRE

Across installation, sculpture and moving image, this exhibition repurposes weather instruments in order to experiment with our perception of spatio-temporal experience, and its orders and structures.

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UNNAMED

Priscilla Beck enacts a series of repairs to an empty gallery, which then break apart over the course of the exhibition. The installation is first made of making, and then unmade.

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THE CITIES, THEY TREMBLE

The cities, they tremble is a three-part audio-visual installation, that traces the connections between place, identity and sound, through an examination of resonance and vibration in everyday life. 

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SHY LOVE

Shy Love explores how the physical body experiences desire. Each sculptural form delves into shared experiences of bodily pleasure and anticipation.

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EXPLAIN NORMAL

Are there normal ways to eat, walk, sit, speak and die?
Why do we get so hung up on being normal? What is normal anyway and who gets to decide?

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TOWER OF BABEL

A story from the ancient world that begins with one language and told in this country that began with many languages.
Does language explain us or divide us?

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