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What came before
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NEVERMORE

12th April - 1st May 2011

Jeanette Becklar, Stephen Garratt, Scott Donovan, Nat Thomas

Nevermore begins with what has gone before.The artists in this exhibition extract narratives from collected materials, both literal and theatrical, and intriguingly displayed in the gallery space.

Jeanette Becklar's work Sleep (for Mrs Mason) uses a large collection of deaccessioned library books with the word 'death' in the title, creating arrangements that re-inscribe their own end-story. Stephen Garrett uses plaster and cardboard to examine the gallery's concepts through forensic traces and recreated models collectively titled What Came Before.

Scott Donovan’s suite of moody portraits Bad Blood, were painted from photographs of the 1960 Oberammergau Passion Play, an elaborate re-enactment of the last days of Christ performed every ten years since 1634.

Nat Thomas's work Yesterday's News creates a research laboratory in the gallery office space. Thomas displays and explores media stories she has selected from microfiche surfing in the Victorian State Library. History never repeats, I tell myself before I go to sleep.
Text by Elvis Richardson

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Nat Thomas
Yesterdays News
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Nat Thomas
Yesterdays News
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Front: Scott Donovan
Bad Blood
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Back: Jeanette Beckler
Sleep (for Mrs Mason)
collection of deassessioned library books with death in the title


Scott Donovan
Bad Blood
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Scott Donovan
Bad Blood
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Back: Jeanette Beckler
Sleep (for Mrs Mason)
collection of deassessioned library books with death in the title


Back: Jeanette Beckler
Sleep (for Mrs Mason)
collection of deassessioned library books with death in the title


Jeanette Beckler
Sleep (for Mrs Mason)
collection of deassessioned library books with death in the title
Back: Stephen Garrett, What came before


Stephen Garrett
What came before


Scott Donovan
Bad Blood
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Scott Donovan
Bad Blood
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