‘THE 1818 PROJECT’ deconstructs colonial painting through a contemporary lens. As a springboard to examine cultural histories, identity, and personal stories of migration, loss and diaspora, eight Australian artists create their own narratives in response to original landscape paintings depicting scenes of Newcastle’s Coal River region c.1818, by English convict artist Joseph Lycett (1774- 1825). Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Shan Turner- Carroll, Dale Collier, Karla Dickens, Fernando do Campo, Lindy Lee, Yhonnie Scarce and Jacqui Stockdale present glass, sculpture, photography, performance, painting, drawing and installation.
Newcastle Art Gallery
8 September to 4 November, 2018
New South Wales