SIMMER: CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND
Curator: Louisa Ennis-Thomas
Venue: 69 Smith St Gallery, Melbourne
Simmer is a travelling exhibition of recent works by Knock Knock Contemporary Artists’ Initiative members.
‘Established images of Cairns as a glossy tourist destination, mask the creative undercurrents flowing through the region. Simmering below the surface is an active and energetic contemporary arts scene, which thrives on diversity and grassroots arts projects.
Within their artistic practices, Knock Knock members, Raewyn Biggs, Louisa Ennis-Thomas, Vide Freiberg and Rose Rigley share a common approach where both conceptual concerns and the exploration of a sense of materiality govern their creative process.’ (Ennis-Thomas, Exhibition Catalogue 2013)
The exhibition showcases both sculptural and installation-based works and is part of a larger project for 2012/13, ‘Beyond the Frame.’ This travelling exhibition to Melbourne, was made possible through an Arts Qld ARI grant.
2013 Knock Knock members: Raewyn Biggs, Louisa Ennis-Thomas, Rose Rigley & Vide Freiberg
Exhibition Dates 6 March – 24 February 2013
Official Opening 6 – 8.30pm 9th February
Curator’s Talk 7pm Sat 9 February
Gallery : 69 Smith St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
Opening hours: Wed – Sat 11 am – 5 pm, Sun 12 -5 pm
Funding Acknowledgement: This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Qld.