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Adam Pyett
Alex Gawronski
Alex Rizkalla and Julie Davies
Alli Bitar
Amelia Johannes
Andrew Hurle
Anon
Anna Kristensen
Annabel Nowlan
Archie Moore
Arthur McIntyre
Bridie Lunney
Cameron Robbins
Camille Serisier
Candice Cranmer
Carla Cescon
Catherine Bell
Catherine Clover
Claire Lambe
Clinton Garofano
Damien Rudd
David H. Thomas
Duckjuggler
Deanne Jolley

Elizabeth Gower
Elizabeth Pulie
Elvis Richardson
Fernando do Campo
Fiona Williams
Frances Tatarovic
Gianni Wise
Gina Kalabishis
Grant Nimmo
Greg Richards
Greg Wood
Hannah Miller
Helen Andersen
Helen Pallikaros
Irene Grishin-Selzer
Isla Osborne
Jane Brown
James Dodd
Jason Greig
Jaymi Lawrence
Jeremy Piert
Jess Hall
Jess Johnson
Jess Kelly
Jo Persson
John A Douglas
John Harris
Jordon Marani
Juan Ford

JJustine Poplin
Karen Little
Karyn Lindner
Kathy Bossinakis
Kaye Freeman
Kobie Nel
Kurt Medenbach
Lisa Campbell-Smith
Lisa Young
Liz Grizley
Louis Porter
Luis Martinez
Luke Parker
Marlon Lambe
Mateja Simenko
Max Kauffman
Mia Booth
Michael Latham
Mishka Borowski
Monica Levy
Macushla Robinson
Naomi Eller
Nat Thomas
Nicholas Ives
Nick Waddell
Owen Leong
Patrick Pound
Paul Ogier


Paul Philipson
Paul Rodgers
Paula Mahoney
Peter Thomas
Prudence Murphy
Raafat Ishak
Richard Stringer
Ronnie van Hout
Ros June
Ross Taylor
Sadie Chandler
Sally Balfour
Sally Mannall
Salote Tawale
Sam Leach
Sangeeta Sandrasegar
Sarah crowEST
Scot Cotterell
Scott Donovan
Simon Scheuerle
Storm Gold
Terry Barclay
Thomas Delohery
Tina Havelock-Stevens
Toby Pola
Todd Fuller
Tony Garifalakis
Victor Georgopoulos
Virginia Mawer

 



 

The last days of the DEATH BE KIND gallery project are drawing near and our final show


“The rest is silence”
opening 6pm on Tuesday 8 November 2011.

The exhibitions title "The rest is silence”, are the dramatic last words uttered by Hamlet in the final act of Shakespeare’s celebrated play, and perchance apropos for DEATH BE KIND’s concluding show to an eighteen month program of curated exhibitions about death by Claire Lambe and Elvis Richardson.

While the subject of death as an enduring theme in art and culture will never rest in peace, has death’s iconic poster child – the skull, become disoriented as the established signifier of human mortality? The skull can be found adorning a child’s flannelette pyjama set, or shaped into a glass bong, or encrusted with diamonds by a famous artist, but can we see past the cliché and still respect the message?

"The rest is silence" exhibition has been conceived to create a mass object of skulls as an experiential installation where the gallery space becomes a catacomb or a funerial skull cave if you will. Accompanying the exhibition is a printed book that captions the stories behind the skulls and celebrates and critiques the proliferation of skulls in contemporary art and culture.

Perhaps this very plethora of skulls is necessary in our contemporary lives to iterate the reminder, ‘life is finite’. Maybe the skull is in concert with the white noise of environmental, economic and social crisis and damage that auto tune the soundtrack of our everyday lives.

And death is a certainty in all our lives; as soon as we are born we are capable of dying. DEATH BE KIND gallery project has collected together ideas, memories, fears, humour and hope to explore the rich relationships between art and death.

Please join us as we close the book on this last chapter and face the final curtain, with an exhibition and a publication “The rest is silence” Death and the skull in contemporary art.

Opening at 6pm on Tuesday 8 November 2011 and runs until 11 December 2011

The Rest is Silence: Death and the skull in contemporary art will be launched in February 2012. The book includes skull images and stories by the 100 artists in the show, in addition to some oldies and goodies and some fresh and new. A collection of essays by Christine Schmidt, Helen Macdonald, David McInnes and Helen Huges and introduction by Claire Lambe and Elvis Richardson.

To order a copy of the book visit:
www.deathbekind/book_order.html

Order before December 11 and receive your book in early February 2012

 

DEATH BE KIND could not have operated without the dedicated assistance of a team of interns Dani Hakim, Jess Kelly, Jade Bitar, Ellie Robinson.

DEATH BE KIND would also like to thank Christine Schmidt whose expert assistance has been invaluable for this project.

DEATH BE KIND would like to thank Lisa Young, without her generosity and vision the gallery would not have been possible.

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"The rest is silence" DEATH BE KIND Photo: Christo Crocker

THE REST IS SILENCE
"The rest is silence" DEATH BE KIND Photo: Christo Crocker

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"The rest is silence" DEATH BE KIND Photo: Christo Crocker

DEATH BE KIND
"The rest is silence" DEATH BE KIND Photo: Christo Crocker

DEATH BE KIND
"The rest is silence" DEATH BE KIND Photo: Christo Crocker

DEATH BE KIND
"The rest is silence" DEATH BE KIND Photo: Christo Crocker

DEATH BE KIND
"The rest is silence" DEATH BE KIND Photo: Christo Crocker

 

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