far and wide: Narrative into Idea explores the relationship between narrative and conceptual thinking in the work of five Australian artists. Drawn to the momentum associated with any story, these artists are using forms such as oral history, sign writing, the open letter and the diorama to devise and set in train processes that harness and extend the narratives they are working with.
The exhibition considers how they produce a heightened awareness of their thought processes at the same time as creating work that anticipates viewers’ own narratives. These artists deploy precise expressive thinking that reflects both planning and an openness to the ways in which the relationships surrounding art – its intention, interpretation and reception – intersect with the inherent instability of narrative.
Barbara Campbell, George Egerton-Warburton, Michael Lindeman, Alex Martinis Roe and Tom Nicholson. Curated by Jasmin Stephens.
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