Briony Galligan, Hands Free (detail), 2015, Screenprint, watercolour, pencil on paper

Briony Galligan, Hands Free (detail), 2015, Screenprint, watercolour, pencil on paper

FREE ABYSS
5th November-28th November 2015
Opening night: Thursday 5th November 6-8pm

“Free Abyss” brings together a group of 4 artists based in different locations: Darwin (Amina McConvell), Melbourne (Briony Galligan and Rafaella McDonald) and Indonesia (Sadat Laope) for what will be the group’s second collaborative project.

Titled after an extract from a Kazimir Malevich quote ‘Swim in the White Free Abyss’, in which Malevich refers with revolutionary zeal to the academic and formal concerns of the picture plane; this exhibition is an opportunity for these artists to consider both the spirit of the times when Malevich was reinventing the picture plane, and of now when the visual language of modernist abstraction has been with us for over a century.