Creative Accounting

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  • UTS Gallery

    Level 4, Peter Johnson Building (Building 6)
    702 Harris St, Ultimo,
    University of Technology, Sydney

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Drawing from alternative currencies, banking archives, pop culture and contemporary art, Creative Accounting scratched below the surface of the economic system to reveal money’s enigmatic side.

Money is many things at once—an abstract rendering of value, an agent of propaganda, a decorative device. It plays a central role in all of our lives yet is often overlooked as an object of contemplation. Creative Accounting brought to light some of the stories that surround currency—from the history of banking to the intricacies of anti-counterfeit patterns.

Casting a critical eye, the exhibition aimed to reinvigorate our engagement with money and the economic system beyond next week’s pay packet or the latest stock market crisis.


Conrad Bakker (USA), Melanie Gilligan (CAN), Andrew Hurle  (AU), Yves Marchand and Romain MeffreSanne Mestrom (AU), Kenzee Patterson (AU), David Shapiro  (USA), Janos Sugar (HUNGARY), Mark Wagner (USA), Time/Bank (USA). With loans from the Powerhouse Museum and the Westpac Banking Group Archives.

Curated by Holly Williams


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