Image: Locust Jones, Unmediated Media, 2013, ink and watercolour on paper, courtesy the artist, Dominik Mersch Gallery Sydney and Bett Gallery Hobart, Image: Silversalt Photography

01-Jan-2015 - 31-Dec-2016

Giving Voice: The Art Of Dissent

Cigdem Aydemir, James Barker, Richard Bell, Pat Hoffie, Locust Jones, Megan Keating, Michael Reed, Khaled Sabsabi

Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent, features artists that present their opinions on pressing social and political issues facing the world today. From major economic crisis, raging wars, pollution and climate change through to religious prejudice and racism, this powerful exhibition sheds light on a global state of distress.


This exhibition has strong social currency, moving audiences to consider the complexities of many issues that are often portrayed in simplistic terms by the media. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue that includes essays by the curator Dr Yvonne Rees-Pagh, and essayist Pete Hay.

Artwork in brief: 4 videos, 1 photographic installation, 1 paper cutout installation, numerous works on paper, 2 paintings on canvas, prints on carpet, textile and paper, small sculptural artworks.
Cigdem Aydemir Bombshell  2013 Single channel video with sound, 11 min 3 secMichael Reed Good Grunt  2007 Screenprint on paper & textile, Perspex, metal fitting, pvc pipe 110 mm diameter each plus lanyardPat Hoffie Smoke and Mirrors 2012 Carbon on paper, mirrors, 180 x 650 cmRichard Bell Scratch an Aussie 2008 Single channel video with sound, 10 mins

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