Image: Peripheral Village, 2006, installation view. Photograph by Jan Dallas

16-Sep-2006 - 17-Oct-2006

Peripheral Village

SARAH JONES, JACK ROBINS, FRED SHOWELL, CAROLYN WIGSTON, AMANDA SHONE, FIONA RICHARDSON, JESSICA DAVIDSON, MEG COWELL, BEATRIX BAE BOUWMAN, AARON HORSLEY, RUTH BENNETTO

CURATORS: CAROLYN WIGSTON, JACK ROBINS, JESSICA DAVIDSON, MEG COWELL, BEATRIX BAE BOUWMAN, FIONA RICHARDSON, SARAH JONES

LOCATION: CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA GALLERY

A special project exhibition, CAST invited a group of Tasmanian School of Art undergraduate students to form a Curatorium to conceive, develop and present an exhibition of works sourced from peers.

Peripheral Village: an exhibition of eleven student artists investigating the relationship between the artistic priorities and requirements of the university environment and the broader arts sector into which they are about to enter.

These artists are at home with a lack of hierarchy between art forms and the now outmoded concepts of high and low art. Presented as a whole, rather than as singular works attributable to singular artists, Peripheral Village is a jumble of imagery and objects that reflect the constant stream of information we are faced with in the contemporary world.


CURATORS' STATEMENT:

Moving in a space that is somewhere between ghetto and the real world, the student artist creates in a bubble, sheltered from the outside by the safety net of the institution. Building upon the base of theory taught in these institutions, the 'pre-emerging' artist is faced with the dilemma of where their work fits in relation to an historical notion of art making, while also considering how it becomes the art of the future. As disparate art forms merge, established structures shift in a constant flux and form new spaces in which to create. Questions arise as to what has come before, the world in which we live and the technologies we have at our disposal.


This is the Peripheral Village, a place that is intimately disconnected from the art world. 

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