A pop-up exhibition featuring ocean photography, evocative painting, surreal video and immersive installations.
This year Bleach* has commissioned selected nationally renowned artists to respond to the epic story of The Longest Wave.
Featuring spectacular ocean photography, evocative painting, surreal video and immersive installations, the artists in this pop up exhibition at Queen Elizabeth Park present significant works reflecting notions of place, our responses to and impact upon the environment. With the majority of artists selected for the show residing locally this exhibition incorporates aspects of their everyday experiences and memories of growing up on the Coast. Each has a strong connection with the ocean whether through surfing, photography, swimming or collecting driftwood or plastic to create works of art.
Seductive and surreal elements within The Longest Wave installations may challenge perceptions of how one engages with the immediate environment, local history and folklore. Viewers are encouraged to step across thresholds into other worlds and to experience these installations with unbridled curiosity and open eyes.
This talented group of artists also happen to be some of the nationís most celebrated photographers, writers, educators and designers, and Bleach* is proud to present the first exhibition curated specifically for the Hub at Queen Elizabeth Park with such a high caliber team.
Nicholas Chalmers, Nick Lawrence, Shelli Bankier, Narani Henson, Claudio Kirac, Jae Copp, Mari Hirata, Salvador Cantellano, Tristan Schultz and Beastman.
Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson, Trent Mitchell and Ted Grambeau.
Curated by Mandana Mapar.