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Past Exhibition

TarraWarra Biennial 2008, Lost & Found

An archeology of the Present

Charlotte Day was the guest curator of the second edition of the TarraWarra Biennial. The aim of the biennial was to identify new currents in contemporary practice, and Lost & Found: An Archeology of the Present articulated the increasing tendency for artists to connect with cultural history and to navigate through the abundance of images, references and objects already in existence.

Lost & Found brought together 21 Australian and New Zealand artists who reinvent traditional techniques evoking historical forms, mythologies and folklores. Their work has the appearance of being salvaged or reconstructed from the ruins of time as it purposely avoids the hype of the new. Different from appropriation art, this is an ongoing creative process of revisiting, reusing and recycling. The artists encourage us to see the world differently through illuminating what is subconscious, overlooked or forgotten. The exhibition presented work in a broad range of media including collage, sculpture, carving, drawing and video and included a number of site specific commissions.

The artists included Brook Andrew, Hany Armanious, Eve Armstrong, Tony Clark, Mikala Dwyer, Diena Georgetti, Simryn Gill, James Lynch, Nick Mangan, Linda Marrinon, Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, Dane Mitchell, Callum Morton, TV Moore, David Noonan, Stuart Ringholt, Ricky Swallow, Francis Upritchard, Michelle Ussher, Ronnie van Hout and Rohan Wealleans.

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Past Exhibition

TarraWarra Biennial 2008, Lost & Found

1 August - 9 November 2008

An archeology of the Present

Charlotte Day was the guest curator of the second edition of the TarraWarra Biennial. The aim of the biennial was to identify new currents in contemporary practice, and Lost & Found: An Archeology of the Present articulated the increasing tendency for artists to connect with cultural history and to navigate through the abundance of images, references and objects already in existence.

Lost & Found brought together 21 Australian and New Zealand artists who reinvent traditional techniques evoking historical forms, mythologies and folklores. Their work has the appearance of being salvaged or reconstructed from the ruins of time as it purposely avoids the hype of the new. Different from appropriation art, this is an ongoing creative process of revisiting, reusing and recycling. The artists encourage us to see the world differently through illuminating what is subconscious, overlooked or forgotten. The exhibition presented work in a broad range of media including collage, sculpture, carving, drawing and video and included a number of site specific commissions.

The artists included Brook Andrew, Hany Armanious, Eve Armstrong, Tony Clark, Mikala Dwyer, Diena Georgetti, Simryn Gill, James Lynch, Nick Mangan, Linda Marrinon, Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, Dane Mitchell, Callum Morton, TV Moore, David Noonan, Stuart Ringholt, Ricky Swallow, Francis Upritchard, Michelle Ussher, Ronnie van Hout and Rohan Wealleans.