‘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.

Yhonnie Scarce, Florey and Fanny, 2011, blown glass, 15 pieces, cotton aprons, from the ‘Target practice’ series exhibited 2011, dimensions variable City of Yarra Council Collection. Courtesy the artist, THIS IS NO FANTASY dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne, and Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales

Newcastle Art Gallery
8 September to 4 November, 2018
New South Wales

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