In 2020, it is clear that we are living in 'postnormal' times. A summer of catastrophic bushfires followed by a global pandemic has shown us all the importance of thinking about the future.
In this exhibition, nine diverse online communities explored how they hope that life in Sydney would pivot after the Covid-19 pandemic. Their ideas were given to nine Australian artists to interpret into the works that you see in this exhibition. Alongside each artwork you will also see the ‘history’ of what happened to make this future occur.
Curators: Claire Marshall and Mel Rumble
Gallery Manager: Charlotte Barker
Advisors: Deb Turnball-Tillman and Fenella Kernebone
Grant support officer: Anne Laidlaw
Finance support from: Peter Gates
In your hands
Sculpture by Nadya E. Anderson
Narrative by Nadya E. Anderson, Claire Marshall and the Sydney Wildlife Rescue volunteers.
What do People do all day?
Illustration by Rocco Fazzari
Narrative by Claire Marshall, Rocco Fazzari and the New Economy Network Australia.
Thanks to Lisa Ryman at Momento Books
Sculpture by Guy Fredericks
Narrative by Claire Marshall, Guy Fredericks and the Studio A artists.
Movable sculpture by Jeff McCann
Narrative by Jeff McCann, Claire Marshall and the Rainbow Families Community
You only get to die once
Mixed Media by Paul Brown and Linda Dement
Narrative by Paul Brown, Linda Dement, Barb Daveson, Mel Rumble, Claire Marshall and the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration team.
Thanks to Dr Carmine Gentile, Sruthy Gnanachselvam and Wafa Al Shamery of UTS School of Biomedical Engineering for printing Hydrogel patch.
3D heart model by Dr Marco Vettorello, printed by ProtoSpace at UTS
I Dance I Live
Photography by Orion Mitchell
Narrative by Orion Mitchell, Claire Marshall and the Sydney Art Galleries and artists community.
Ghosts of Coal Past
Sculpture by Louis Pratt
Narrative by Claire Marshall , Louis Pratt and the Green Ups Community.
Interactive installation by Annie McKinnon
Narrative by Claire Marshall, Annie McKinnon and the DirtGirl World Community.
Sculpture by Jasmine Craciun
Narrative by Jasmine Craciun, Claire Marshall and the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence.