Speculation Nation: Making Utopia

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Speculation Nation: Making Utopia

18 May - 1 July 2023

Curator | Penny Craswell 

Bic Tieu | Emma Peters | Kim Johnston | Dennis Golding | Kyoko Hashimoto | Melinda Young | Soraya Abidin 

The year is 2050 and Australia is a diverse, inclusive and multi-cultural society with an abiding respect for First Nations voices, and sustained action on climate change. Speculation Nation: Making Utopia presents the work of seven artists whose works ruminate on an Antipodean utopia, with themes including: the empowerment of First Nations people, the expression of multi-cultural identities, the power of bushfires to inspire action on climate change, and the transformation of waste into precious material. Artists working across textiles, jewellery and timber explore issues that resonate with their own lived experience and illuminate a possible future. Curated by Sydney writer Penny Craswell.

Image: Dennis Golding, Beyond the Coastal Watch, 2019, photograph, 109.0 x 87.0 cm; Courtesy the artist, © Dennis Golding.