Featuring artwork by Pat Brassington, Liam Benson, Nina Sanadze, Cigdem Aydemir, Michelle Ripari and Emmet Davies.
What will we leave behind?
In a time of generational change, we ask what is a ‘legacy’?
Artists are at the forefront of inciting change, but they’re equally connected to the past through their practices. In this exhibition their work opens a dialogue to consider what do we keep, what do we share, and what do we leave behind.
Presented in pairs, the works of six artists respond to the legacies that inform their lives as creatives: the visual and social languages used in their work, the shared narratives of history – many of which are being questioned by younger generations; and the legacy of the creative self.
Take a tour of the digital exhibition.
Both pencil artists, Emmet Davies and Michelle Ripari took on the challenge of creating an A0 sized portrait for this exhibition. Given their mediums, graphite and coloured pencil respectively, their creative process is laborious and taking on such a large format was no small feat.
In this conversation they’ll discuss their creative practice, including the experience of shifting the scale of their work, and unpack what ‘legacy’ means to each of them and how that informed the self-portraits created for this exhibition.
13 September, 2pm – 3:30pm
Our free Sunday Salon workshop will be facilitated by exhibiting Sydney based artist Liam Benson who will lead a workshop drawing from his own practice and exploring the theme of legacy.
Join Liam Benson to unpack and discuss the theme of historical archetypes by creating narrative folklore based on our personal heroes and villains.
Image: Cigdem Aydemir - Plastic Histories (AG Ogilvie) I, 2016