Wollongong Art Gallery

REASSESS PROGRESS Here+Now curated by Xanthe Barker

‘Progress’ was the ethos of humanity in the Eurocentric world during the 18th and 19th centuries. Utopia was promised if people could keep developing society, technology, knowledge and science.

Exhibitions

Event Details

Category

Exhibitions

Event Starts

May 7, 2022

Event Ends

Aug 14, 2022

Venue

Wollongong Art Gallery

Location

46 Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW, Australia

‘Progress’ was the ethos of humanity in the Eurocentric world during the 18th and 19th centuries. Utopia was promised if people could keep developing society, technology, knowledge and science. Now, the ethos of progress has congealed into global culture and advancing technology and making more ‘stuff’ goes unquestioned. 

This exhibition seeks to dust-off the notion of ‘progress’, examine it and reconsider if it is still bringing humanity closer to Utopia. Who benefits from ‘progress’? And at what cost? Who suffers at the hands of ‘progress’?

Artists: Elosie Cleary, Gavin Coote, Fabric & Flora, Dakota Feirer (and Anthony Smith) and Lucia Hayes.

(Image: (detail) ) Gavin Coote, Cash, climate and suburban dads, 2021 Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 61cm.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm.  Weekends 12-4pm.  Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.


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