In a world full of movement the space between two points is constantly being traversed. SPAN brings together five WA artists whose work reaches out; transitioning across margins which are personal and global, political and geographical – between self and others, artist and viewer.
Comprising work from Susanna Castleden, Olga Cironis, Tanya Lee, Clyde McGill and Andrew Sunley Smith, SPAN traverses the connection and disconnection of boundaries while mapping the passage of the journey. A life-size print of a cruise ship gangplank, a series of sculptured industrial engine parts, human hair weaved on a loom, neighbours grooming each other over the fence and a musical performance based on asylum seekers – the works in SPAN link personal body space, encroach on the neighbours, and consider decisions of travel and where and how we live.
Showing at Fremantle Arts Centre as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. Exhibition opens Friday 3 February and runs from 4 February to 26 March. Entry is free.
Image: Susanna Castleden, 1:1 Gangway (detail), 2016, rubbing on gesso on paper maps, 3.2 × 15.4m. Photo by Robert Firth, Acorn Photography. Courtesy the Artist.