M16 Artspace

Absurd Frontier

Nathan Hughes delves into human folly and hydrocarbon hubris with wry humor in 'Absurd Frontier,' exploring loss, regeneration, and socio-ecological anxiety.


Event Details



Event Starts

Feb 22, 2024 18:00

Event Ends

Mar 17, 2024 17:00


M16 Artspace


21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT, Australia

Absurd Frontier

Nathan Hughes 


Hughes navigates the poignant absurdity of human folly and hydrocarbon hubris with wry humour and picaresque metafictions.


Through diverse materials and instinctive processes, Absurd Frontier deals with loss, regeneration, and socio-ecological anxiety.


Figurative mixed media works fuse autobiography, Spaghetti Westerns and dystopian sci-fi in a fluid interplay of myth, mind, and screen.


The exhibition questions the moral implications of perception, and how we sustain agency and integrity amidst anthropogenic climate collapse.


Absurd Frontier will open alongside our other exhibitions: New Work by Martin Paull, CAPTCHA directed by Mathew Francis and Cold Collations by Susan Chancellor.


Don’t miss the opening of these fantastic exhibitions on Thursday 22 February, from 6-8pm.

This event is free to attend, register your interest via the ticket link below to RSVP!


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Exhibitions run from THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY – SUNDAY 17 MARCH 2024

Gallery opening times: Wednesday to Sunday, 12 – 5pm.


Image credit: Nathan Hughes, Those With Eyes to See the (detail), 2023. Image courtesy of the artist.


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