Join us on Saturday 26 November at 4pm to celebrate the launch of two new exhibitions, Natural State Caitlin Franzmann and Perceptions Jason Murphy and Gabe Parker. The event will begin with a special talk and walk with artist Caitlin Franzmann, followed by the official opening from 5pm.
Caitlin Franzmann’s new commission for The Condensery, Natural State, builds on the artist’s recent work and her practice which is centred around conversation, critical listening, and collective forms of care. Featuring works across media including video, sculpture, installation and accompanying participatory programs, Natural State showcases the unique landscape, ecological conditions and multi-species relationships specific to the Somerset region. Natural State includes a new work by First Nations artists Libby Harward and Dominique Chen.
Presented in our bomb shelter exhibition space Perceptions, 2022 brings together Jinibara artist Jason Murphy’s new video and soundscape featuring the Stanley River catchment with Gabe Parker’s kinetic sculpture.
NATURAL STATE WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE CONDENSERY | SOMERSET REGIONAL ART GALLERY. THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN ASSISTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, IT’S ARTS FUNDING AND ADVISORY BODY.
IMAGE: CAITLIN FRANZMANN, WARD, 2022 (STILL), THREE CHANNEL VIDEO AND SOUND INSTALLATION, CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH JEREMY VIRAG, CAMERA OPERATION AND NICK HUGGINS, SOUND DESIGN, 8:34MIN.