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Trespasses

Published: Friday, 19 January 2018 at 2:03:00 PM

Featuring new artworks by Thea Costantino, Rebecca Dagnall and Anna Nazzari.

Trespasses explores an ambivalent relationship with Australian places and colonial history through the lens of the Gothic. The Gothic is a pervasive mode for exploring anxieties about the Australian settler-colonial experience, particularly the settler’s struggle between the knowledge of colonial violence and the imperative to repress its memory by displacing it defensively onto the landscape. The exhibition’s title mines the resonances of the term ‘trespass’ to refer both to entering someone’s land without permission and the perpetration of a sin or offence.

Image: Thea Costantino, Volunteers, 2017. Graphite on paper.

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