Dead Centre

Thu Nov 30 to Sun Jan 14

Showing At: Address:
Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4:30pm Saturday: 10am - 4pm Gallery is open during all performances at the MPAC

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


Dead Centre is a group exhibition curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah that aims to articulate the problematic expectations on the individual in finding their place in a social landscape characterised by simplistic and divisive assumptions.

The exhibition aims to contextualise a group of artistic voices from around the country that explores and celebrate marginalised identities in the broader spectrum of a multicultural society. The exhibition looks at what is in your sphere – right in front of you, and how the rest is about perception. Drawing on the experiences of artists connected to different communities including Aboriginal, Polynesian, Persian, Thai, Greek, Italian, Malay, LGBQTI and Muslim, the exhibition offers a point of access to individual outlooks that contribute and enrich the Australian social landscape.

"Dead Centre is the inverse of the rest of us. It takes you into ten different worlds in which the artists' own experiences occupy centre stage." - Curator, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

ITINERARY


2017
November 30, 2017 - January 14, 2018 Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah WA

EXHIBITION DETAILS


CURATORS
Anna Louise Richardson, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

ARTISTS
Tony Albert (NSW), Abdul Abdullah (NSW), Olga Cironis (WA), Barbara Cleveland (NSW), Nathan Beard (WA), Megan Cope (VIC), Liam Colgan (WA), Thea Costantino (WA), Léuli Eshraghi (VIC), Angela Tiatia (NSW)

MEDIUM
new media, 2D photography, video

INSTALLATION
13 artworks (projectors, media players and monitors provided)
20 - 50 running metres

LEARNING CENTRE
Education resource (includes teachers notes, curriculum and ideas, glossary of terms, primary and secondary gallery questions)
Free education and public programs (includes public events, artist talks incursion and excursion with schools, discounted ARTBUS, sponsored by Healthway to
promote the Smarter than Smoking message)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT*
Tattoo workshops; Gallery talks and panel discussions;
Let me take a selfie: Me myself, I (Smarter than Smoking Healthway Selfie Project)

MARKETING
Media on the Move Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS
Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES*
Working across cultures; AV installation; Installation of 2D artworks; Art handling techniques

TOUR DURATION
November 2017 - March 2020
Available WA and interstate

COST SHARE
WA $3,500.00 (inc gst)
Interstate to be advised

CRATES
2 crates, totalling 4.5 cubic metres (tbc); exhibition delivered by a dedicated vehicle (WA)

*Extra cost involved