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ART ON THE MOVE | Preppers

Published on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 9:10:53 AM

Around the world thousands of people are steadfastly preparing for the end of civilisation as we know it. Doomsday preppers, as they’re known, collect specialised survival products, skills, and knowledge, both in real life and as members of online communities. The prepper phenomenon is an expression of widely relatable cultural anxieties.
Preppers examines this global subculture and its distinct aesthetics, jargon and apocalyptic fantasies. The exhibition features five cutting edge Australian and International artists presenting sculpture, installation, video, and prints that reflect their fascination with, and participation in the culture of doomsday prepping.
Preppers invites audiences to engage with a plan for action in the face of current cultural anxieties through high tech and physically engaging contemporary works.
This exhibition tour is dedicated to Paul Thompson and his significant contribution to our organisation and the cultural sector. He was the longest serving Executive Director for ART ON THE MOVE (1998 – 2015) who passed away in 2019.
GRAG’s opening commences at 6pm on Friday 21 August and RSVP is essential due to COVID-19 restrictions. Secure your spot by clicking here.
A  panel talk will take place the following day and features Yarns R Us Facilitator Ron Bradfield Junior, Yamaji Art representatives as well as Preppers artist Dan McCabe. This will start at 2pm and conclude at 3.30pm on Saturday 22 August.
On show until 24 October 2020.

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