Fluid Cartographies

Exhibition and Shows

20 Apr 2021 to 9 May 2021 Once Only Event

Fluid Cartographies reveals how maps and map imagery serve as source and inspiration for contemporary artists. The particular opportunities maps provide for visual artists result from their being the ultimate pictorial coincidence of exacting representation and total abstraction.

The exhibition includes John Pratt’s map fragments, reprocessed using collage and stencil to inflect new meaning and explore tenuous and fraught relationship with the natural world. Peter McLean obscures information by drawing or printing over a map, inserting the personal onto that public data. This act undermines the maps’ claim to objectivity and heightens the cultural and political subjectivity that was always present. Nicci Haynes navigates her way through a territory in which drawing is a form of mapping that charts physiological and psychological presence.

Image Credit: “Flight 2” by John Pratt

Event Dates

Once Only Event

20 Apr 2021 to 9 May 2021

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