(A) Mild Inconvenience

Laura Bull, Ellie Kallmier, Hana Q, April Mountfort, Mia Eklund, Imogen Ruberg, Jess Harrison, Savanna Hopkinson, Amelia van der Laan, Liam Houlihan, Isobelle Lowe, Amy Blanchard and Vanessa He

Opening Tues 30 April 6-8pm
Exhibition continues until 11 May

What is classified as 'abject' has been fiercely contested due to the self questioning that it facilitates. Defined as completely without pride or dignity the ‘abject’ is deeply personal, often manifesting through lived experience and shaped by cultural perspectives. The theme of the ‘abject’ provides a uniting undertow in (A) Mild Inconvenience, exploring value, disposability, resurrection, invasion, utility and sympathy.

Emphasising the importance of materiality, sound and space, the artists merge found and made plastics, natural fibres, wood and clay to examine feelings of abjection. Investigating their shared experiences, this exhibition awkwardly stumbles into questioning what even is 'abject' in an all consuming culture that seeks to aestheticise, beautify and exhibit all aspects of life?

(A) Mild Inconvenience provides an unfamiliar perspective of abject art, questioning and diffusing it’s historically repulsive intentions.


AD Space acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which AD Space is built, operates and creates. AD Space is a student run exhibition space at UNSW Art & Design. Managed by Arc @ UNSW limited in partnership with UNSW Art & Design faculty