"New Empires" Flag Exhibition at VSTR Byron Bay
The wonderful, amazing Chrissie Abbott and I have colaborated to make a flag for the "New Empires" Exhibition curated by the ever so talented Joe Allen.
"New Empires is an exhibition of new work that will take the form of artist’s flags.
The flag is a banner that can be held as a symbol for many things including simple decoration
but because of it’s position in the historical cache always becomes a representation of place,
politics, beliefs, position, currency, alegience, faith, community, symbol and/or signaling device.
This exhibition allows the opportunity for artists to consider a state (in the broadest sense) that
represents their position, as if their very own country.
Displayed in our row of world flags as if at a world fair, the exhibition will exist as if a roll call of
New Empires in a world ruled by artists. If only.
Swaying from the rafters, the audience will be able to walk under the flags and look up at the
"New Empires will be an accessible exhibition
at VSTR’s new Byron Bay concept store. The
label creates lifestyle and travel goods, with
an environment and ocean slant. For the
opening all product will be removed from the
store to create a beautiful clean space with
timber beams and floors. When the elegantly
handcrafted timber and steel racks are
returned, imporantly the artworks will be able
remain uncompromised by the fittings as they
drape from the pitched ceiling."