EXCAVATION: The Armory Exhibition 2012

Presented at the Armory Gallery, itself a former armaments storehouse transformed into an art space, EXCAVATION explores connections between the conceptual methodologies and formal experiments of contemporary artists and the significant history of land reclamation, industrial activity, adaptive re-use and urban development on the Newington and Homebush estates.

Art Exhibition previously on in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Sunday 17 June 2012 to Sunday 19 August 2012

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An excavation is an act of archaeological exposure, recording and analysis, and represents one of the methodologies by which we come to understand the sequence of human activity over time at a given geographical site. In this sense, the idea of an ‘excavation’ is a rich metaphor for artists’ practices which also enact exploratory interventions into the cultural, historical and physical landscapes we inhabit and upon which we necessarily leave evocative traces and lasting impacts.

Like the strata within an archaeological dig, the works presented in EXCAVATION – across the mediums painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, video and installation – offer varying insights into the times we live in.

Artists featured include: Osnat Almog, Alexis Apfelbaum, Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy, Rose Daridis, Gary Deirmendjian, Paul du Moulin, Bonita Ely, Adam Galea, John Gillies, Szilvia György, Tevita Havea, Locust Jones, Akira Kamada, Heather Kepski, Simon Maberley, James McCallum, Deborah Redwood, Khaled Sabsabi, Dianne Turner and Jessica Tyrrell.