Australia Restless

Adam Gibson

29 September - 10 October 2015 
Opening Night Tuesday 29 September 2015, 5-7PM

Hi there ... this is my final exhibition of work developed during my MFA. Paintings, photos, videos, other bits and pieces. Please join us for the opening night, Tuesday, September 29, at 5pm. - Adam

Australia Restless is concerned with Australian language and landscape, distance and displacement. It looks at aspects of Australian life swept aside by picture postcard images of the nation, glib representations that tell a story discordant to the real life and history of the nation. It is an exhibition incorporating sculptural, painting and video works by Adam Gibson in his final MFA show, with the centrepiece being a performance of a spoken word work which takes the audience on a journey through forgotten landscapes, deserted towns and the desolate landscape that lie at the heart of modern Australia. Australia Restless holds within it a sense of yearning, a striving to articulate a terrain that, despite the age of mass communication and ease of contact, remains elusive and, in many senses, restless.


Image: Adam Gibson, 'No Credit', still from video projection.

ID: Close-up of video still from 'No Credit'. An old Mobil petrol pump station with worn text reading "NO CREDIT ON FUEL". The lower half of the pump station has been painted with blackboard paint, which is also distressed.

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