Collecting debt and other bad moods reflects an unease and ambivalence about the idea that things are on the constant up and up. The exhibition originated in conversations with Belgium-born artist Sven ’t Jolle, who has been living in Melbourne since 2010. Presented in the gallery to the left of the entrance, ’t Jolle’s sculptures and drawings converge cultural influences from Europe and Australia. His politically charged and often humorous work reveals a deep interest in problems of labour, migration and empire-building, which have become central threads for the exhibition.
Artists: Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley, Lauren Burrow, Fyerool Darma, George Egerton-Warburton, Geoff Lowe, Sven ’t Jolle
Curator: Bala Starr