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Monumental Effect

30th November - 19st December 2010

Alex Rizkalla
Catherine Clover
Ceri Hann
Claire Lambe
Dani Hakim
David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton
Deborah Kelly
Elvis Richardson
Greg Richards
Louise Paramor
Jane Brown
Michael Needham
Nana Ohnesorge
Nat Thomas
Nick Pantazopoulos
Nick Waddell
Nicki Wynnychuk
Raafat Ishak
Raquel Ormella
Sadie Chandler
Sarah CrowEST
Sarah Goffman
Simon Zoric
Stephen Garrett
Toby Pola
Veronica Kent

The works in MONUMENTAL EFFECT occupy the space on top of twenty-six grey plinth/stelae arranged in a skewed grid formation in the gallery space. Lest we forget the numerous war memorials in Australia that occupy prime public space in our cities, suburbs and towns.  Here the miniature reconfigures the monumental in intimate personal scale.  

The works in this exhibition utilize scale, materials and processes to question ideas of monumental in contemporary culture and art.  Have traditional meanings of the monumental been knocked from their plinths in favour of the temporal, the assembled and the found? 

Reduced and reproduced in a mommento, keepsake or souvenir or venerated as a relic on public display.  Rememberance is the monuments central role, generational memory, national memory and personal memory.  In 1927 Robert Musil suggested that for the society for which the monument is erected, familiarity undermined the monuments purpose. In his famous essay  Monuments his quotable statement “there is nothing so invisible as a monument” suggests the monument is more an object of forgetting than remembering.  
Text by Elvis Richardson

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Simon Zoric (front left) Deborah Kelly (front row second) Nat Thomas (front row third) Sadie Chandler (front row back plinth) Alex Rizkalla (front row back plinth) Claire Lambe (second row left) Nick Pantazopoulos (second row second) Elvis Richardson (second row thrid) Stephen Garrett (second row right)



Simon Zoric (front left) Deborah Kelly (front middle) Natalie Thomas (front right) David Lowrey and Jacki MIddleton (second row left) Claire Lambe (second row middle) Nick Pantazopoulos (second row middle right) Elvis Richardson (SR right) Raafat Ishak (back)


Claire Lambe


Ceri Hann


Simon Zoric (left) Deobrah Kelly (right) Dani Hakim (side of plinth)


Gregory Richards


Natalie Thomas (front row left) Dani Hakim (front row second) Deborah Kelly (front row third) Simon Zoric (front row right) Nana Ohnesorge (front row far right) Toby Pola (front row far right) Veronica Kent (second row left) Nicki Wynnychuk (second row middle) Louise Paramor (second row right)


Louise Paramor (front) Toby Pola (back) Catherine Clover (sound piece with speaker in plinth)


Claire Lambe (front left) David Lowrey and Jacki Middleton (front right) Deborah Kelly (second row left) Simon Zoric (SR right) Veronica Kent (third row left) Nicki Wynnychuk (TR middle) Louise Paramor (TR right) Sarah Goffman (back)


Louise Paramor (back left) Nicki Wynnychuk (wire and cardboard) Veronica Kent (middle) Sarah CrowEST (right) Toby Pola (second row far left) Catherine Clover (sound piece with speaker in plinth)Simon Zoric (SR) Deborah Kelly (SR middle) David Lowrey and Jacki MIddleton (back row left) Claire Lambe (back row middle)


Nick Pantazopoulos (blue) Elvis Richardson (front) David Lowrey and Jacki MIddleton (back row left) Raafat Ishak (back right)


Stephen Garrett


Michael Needham


Nick Waddell


Stephen Garrett (front left) Elvis Richardson (front second) Nick Pantazopoulos (front middle) Claire Lambe (front right) Natalie Thomas (middle row) Gregory Richards (back)


Deborah Kelly (front row left) Natalie Thomas (front row middle) Sadie Chandler (front row right) David Lowrey and Jacki MIddleton (second row left) Claire Lambe (second row middle) Nick Pantazopoulos (second row middle blue) Elvis Richardson (second row right)


Simon Zoric (front row left) Nana Ohnesorge (front row right) Nicki Wynnychuk (second row left) Louise Paramor (second row right) Toby Pola (second row) Michael Needham (back)

 

Jane Brown in the DEATH BE KIND Office space


Jane Brown
The Names, The Menin Gate, Memorial to the Missing, Ypres, Belgium. (pigment print on rag paper, framed 100 cm x 100 cm)

The Menin Gate is a First World War memorial located in Ypres, Belgium. It is dedicated to the commemoration of 54, 896 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient and whose graves are unknown.


Jane Brown
Installation view


Jane Brown
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769 - 1852). Waterloo Memorial (hand printed, toned silver gelatin prints, 30cm x 40 cm)


Jane Brown
Battlefield diorama, National War Memorial, Canberra (hand printed, toned silver gelatin prints, 30cm x 40 cm)

 

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