From the Latin words for ‘first matter’, Prima Materia is based on the notion that gold could be produced from just a few basic elements.
The exhibition invites a comparison between the creation and destruction dichotomies of the alchemical pursuit, and contemporary art practice.
The artists in this exhibition consider the realities of extraction and transmutation of materials, and challenge the notion that endless production and creation is always beneficial.
The featured artists are: Julie Gough, Alicia King, Linda Persson (SWE), Andre Piguet, Michael GF Prior, Yhonnie Scarce, Vittoria Di Stefano and Zilverster (Goodwin and Hanenbergh). Curated by Emily Jones.
Linda Persson is supported by Swedish Arts Grants Committee:
EXHIBITION OPENING & ARTIST TALK
Join Guest Speaker Bryony Nainby, Director, Benalla Art Gallery to celebrate the opening of Prima Materia,
followed by a roving Artists' talk.
Saturday 11 May 2-4pm
Free | includes refreshments
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