Last Edge of Elsewhere project opens this week - Art Collector

Brook Andrew Banjo, 2011. Production still. Courtesy the artist, IMAGI and Tolarno Galleries. Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for Edge of Elsewhere

9 January 2012 | Richard Bell, Brook Andrew, Lisa Reihana, Michael Tuffery and Newell Harry are among the 13 artists participating in the third and last Edge of Elsewhere project, which opens this Saturday 14 January 2012.

A joint project between Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, the
Edge of Elsewhere series asked artists from Australia, Asia and the Pacific to create new work in partnership with Sydney communities. The experimental project aimed to bring contemporary art into local communities and test new models of engaging with the public.

Among the projects, New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery last month invited local teenagers to cohabit with local livestock in a housing estate in Minto for a day. The performance-based work saw five large black Limousin bulls living with the local youths in a seemingly normal suburban lounge room over a 12-hour period. The resulting work draws on the local area’s rich agricultural history.

Also participating are Arahmaiani, Dacchi Dang, FX Harsono, Shigeyuki Kihara, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Khaled Sabsabi, Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.

Part of the Sydney Festival program, the exhibition runs from 14 January to 18 March 2012 across two venues in Sydney, Gallery 4A in inner-city Haymarket and the Campbelltown Arts Centre in Campbelltown.

Jane O'Sullivan

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