Public Program: Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October 2022
Exhibition: 24 September – 30 October, 2022
Hosted by Frontyard (NSW) at Contemporary Art Tasmania
What does it mean to share a house? How can we co-exist in this historical moment, in this place? There are conversations that need to happen, things to be acknowledged and plans to be made.
On the last weekend of the HOME/LAND exhibition at CAT, Frontyard ambassadors Luke Bacon, Ju Bavyka and Tessa Zettel will host a program of conversations and workshops on sharing space and co-existing.
Frontyard is a pro-active, multi-purpose art space on Cadigal and Wangal lands (Marrickville, Sydney) where people have been coming together for creative residencies, skills-sharing, critical research, food and fun since 2015. Ambassadors from Frontyard joined with Hobiennale artists in nipaluna (Hobart) in 2017 to create Conversation Piece, a book of tools for conversations as a strategy for being together and turning attention to the things that might be missed.
Now, in 2022, HOME/LAND curator Alexandra Hullah has invited Frontyard to return to Hobart to host a new conversation about sharing and co-existing. For Frontyard this is a time for rethinking after the quiet years of lockdown and an opportunity to turn over the compost to see how we all might thrive in the current context. Frontyard will ask: how do we share and care for something together? How can we co-exist? What conversations need to happen?
Ambassadors from Frontyard will connect their ongoing conversations into the HOME/LAND project, bringing their own provocations, listening and gardening ideas. They invite the Hobart community to join them for a ruffle through conversations, to tidy up and to share a meal in the share house.
Full program to be announced. Events will be held at Frontyard in Sydney ahead of the Hobart series.