Neverwhere brings together the work of eight contemporary Australian artists to disturb distinctions between our real and imagined selves, between authentic and fantastical scenarios. Works in this exhibition perform and postulate identity however narratives are largely informed by external – often mysterious – forces, both seen and unseen. The characters and identities represented here all seem to have fallen through the cracks of reality and landed somewhere different, into an underside; somewhere that is Neverwhere.
Curator: Vikki McInnes, Director Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Faculty of VCA & MCA
Dates and venue: 14 August - 12 September 2015, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Artists: Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer, Tony Garifalakis, Lou Hubbard, Veronica Kent, Claire Lambe, Clare Milledge, Kathy Temin
Dates and venue: 2016-2017
Artists: Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer, Tony Garifalakis, Claire Lambe, Clare Milledge
Margaret Lawrence Gallery 2 September – 1 October 2016
Horsham Regional Art Gallery 11 November 2016 - 23 January 2017
Warrnambool Art Gallery 11 February - 12 June 2017
Benalla Art Gallery 22 September - 26 November 2017
Latrobe Regional Gallery 16 December 2017 – 11 March 2018
The Asialink Visual Arts Touring Exhibition Program is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Asialink Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
Clare Milledge's participation in Turkey is supported through The Australian Artists' Grant, a NAVA initiative, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts. This project is supported by the 2015 Artspace Sydney studio residency as well as the NSW Government through Arts NSW.