REGIONAL FUTURES: Box of Possibilities
Regional Futures: Box of Possibilities
Exhibition dates 23 March - 13 May
Regional Futures: Box of Possibilities is a conversation in art from the regions of NSW. It's about imagining a future post-carbon economy and a society powered by renewable energy. Through a series of accessible multi-media artworks, four regional artists - Kim V. Goldsmith + Ronnie Grammatica + Kit Kelen + Allison Reynolds - invite audiences to think, explore and contribute to an ongoing conversation about regional environments in a zero emissions future.
Regional Futures: Box of Possibilities is a conversation in art from the regions of NSW. It's about imagining a future post-carbon economy and a society powered by renewable energy, captured in a series of accessible multi-media artworks created by four regionally based artists who have explored life leading up to and beyond 2050. It invites audiences to think, explore and contribute to an ongoing conversation about the regional environments they wish to live in.
Kim V. Goldsmith lives and works on Wiradjuri Country, Dubbo NSW. She has imagined what a post-carbon world might sound like from the perspective of more-than-human species living in a human-constructed landscape and through first person storytelling—giving voice to the voiceless in an immersive, sonic experience, as well as providing opportunity for individuals to be part of the conversation about shaping the future.
Ronnie Grammatica is working on Birpai and Dunghutti country as a photo-media artist. He is using photo-media artist Ronnie Grammatica is using portraiture to explore the cultural identities and stories of individuals and places in the region. The works highlight the subject’s vision for the future and emphasise the importance and contributions each individual can make to our rapidly changing society.
Kit Kelen lives and works on Worimi country, Myall Lakes NSW. His 'Palimpspectre' is a multi-media 'ghost's eye' imagining of a post-carbon economy just in the place where he is.
Allison Reynolds lives and works on Gamillaroi Country and in her work Solar Punked 1,2, and 3, represent slivers of time in the regional landscape, creating a multilayered meaning drawing from the materials the triptych is constructed from.
Regional Futures: Box of Possibilities is proudly supported by Orana Arts, Arts Mid North Coast, MidCoast Council, Manning Regional Art Gallery and NSW Government through Create NSW.