Standing Up, Standing Out will see Tutti Arts visual artists come together with the Sikh community to engage in cultural discourse. Artists will embellish turban cloth with their art; engaging in a mutual exchange of sacred objects, turbans and art. These turbans will emerge as new, shared objects that bypass cultural differences and unite rather than define.
Gracing the gallery in their unwrapped state these turbans will be accompanied by a series of photographic works that capture this developing relationship. Reflecting the different styles of the artists, the works will be bold and colourful with details and textures that invite the viewer to take a closer look.
Both the Sikhi and Tutti community know what it is to stand up and stand out and the challenges and adversity this can create. This exhibition seeks to form a space in which these two communities can stand together and be a platform for examining what it truly means to be Standing Up, Standing Out.
Tutti Visual Artists: Aimee Crathern, Chris Dyke, Jianna Georgiou, Dougie Jacobssen, Megan Long, Hannah Mexted, Giorgio Mouzakitis, Charlie Taplin.
Supporting Artists: Ellen Schlobohm, Daniel Connell
Opening Thursday 31 May, 6pm
31 May – 13 July, 2018
STANDING UP, STANDING OUT is co-presented and exhibited at both the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Hawke Building, 23 May to 13 June and Nexus Arts Gallery, Lion Arts Centre, 31 May to 13 July.