2 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER 2019
Rococo and Colonial are often considered to be disparate, undisputable categories that neatly divide periods of time. This separation offers little opportunity to consider parallel histories - how similar or different things might be happening elsewhere or at the same time. RocoColonial is an exhibition that examines the overlap between Rococo and Colonial and begins by acknowledging that both can be intrinsically related and link Australia to a wider, speculative world of multiple, concurrent histories.
ARTISTS: Brook Andrew | Tony Clark | Peter Cooley | Deborah Kelly | Belem Lett | Jennifer Leahy | Danie Mellor | Marc Newson | Técha Noble & Romance Was Born | Joan Ross | Justin Shoulder | Esme Timbery | Jenny Watson | Louise Zhang
CARTOUCHES: Renjie Teoh
RocoColonial is an artist-initiated project by Gary Carsley and presented by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in partnership with Hazelhurst Arts Centre
Hazelhurst Art Centre – 4 May to 30 June 2019
Lismore Regional Art Gallery - 15 February – 19 April 2020
A PDF of the digital catalogue is available below
Image: BELEM LETT Civilisation 2018, oil on aluminium composite panel. 224 x 450cm. Courtesy of the artist and Wellington St Projects.