Current @ Counihan Gallery

Exhibition: Friday 11 August – Sunday 17 September

Ben Byrne | David Burrows | Madelynne Cornish and Daniel Lercher | Jungho Jung | Geoff Robinson | Philip Samartzis | Polly Stanton | Michael Vorfeld

Curated by Madelynne Cornish and Philip Samartzis

Nine artists respond to the site and structures of the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme.

The Australian Alps produces 80 per cent of Australia’s freshwater supply yet only comprises 1 per cent of its landmass. Through massive earthworks, hydroelectric power schemes and complex technical infrastructure, pressurised water is mobilized to generate the electricity required to power the everyday spaces that we inhabit.

CURRENT is designed to provoke a greater appreciation of the systems and technologies necessary to preserve the quality of life we are accustomed to.

The artworks produced for this exhibition illustrate the intrinsic complexity underscoring sustainable practices by focusing on the co-dependent relationship of the natural and constructed environment and their attendant ecologies.

Image:
Geoff Robinson
Study for Pretty Valley, Bogong High Plains, June 2013 / Bogong Power Station Information centre November 2013.
Photograph, dimensions variable.
Courtesy the artist

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Brunswick Civic Centre, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick