Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Converse Exhibition Opening - July 19th 2014

NANA would like to thank guest curator Eleanor Hanlon for bringing together the work of over a dozen artists for the show Converse that opened on Saturday the 19th July at 2pm. Consisting of sculpture, performance, painting, drawing and video works Converse was a materially generous show that filled the main gallery space. Born out of Hanlon's experience of living in a foreign country within another language, Converse explored conversation barriers and blunders and ways to communicate in a hyper-connected world. In Hanlon's own words the show exposed 'the tension points between knowing and saying, question and answer, between thought and language, loud and quiet'. NANA would like to thank Eleaonor for being our first guest curator and for building a conversation between an ever expanding network of emerging artists in Newcastle and beyond. The show brought together artists from Newcastle, Sydney and France who share a similar strain of thought within their practice which was nurtured through considered curatorship by Hanlon in Converse. The result is a very engaging and provocative exhibition.  


NANA supports emerging art and ideas across all disciplines. If you have a curatorial idea that you would like to bring to life in a supportive and affordable art space then please contact NANA, we would love to hear form you.

Curator Eleanor Hanlon. centre.

A selection of the Converse artists 

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