Exhibition open to the public: Wednesday 28 September - Saturday 8 October
Exhibition Reception: Wednesday 5 October 6pm - 8pm.
Location: To Be Announced!
Sinew is the fibrous cord that connects the fleshy contractile muscle with the bony structure that lays beneath. These tendons resist and extend, a considerate exchange. This negotiation is simultaneously defined by both its inherent strength and contrary fragility.
Featuring work by:
Aarushi Zarthoshtimanesh, Wai Ting Daisy Ng , Jessica Thompson , Mei Lin Meyers , Monisha Kumar, Gosha Heldtz, Keroshin Govender, Vedika Rampal, Cassia Glynn Bray , and Em Harbridge.
Curated by Jessica Thompson and Mei Lin Meyers.
In this group show, we articulate sinew as an innate microcosm which is indicative of the impact of structural hierarchies on the body. These artists' practices are reactive, a conversation with themselves, their contexts, histories, lineages and their peers. Through the process of internal and external dialogue, the artists engage in tender reflexivity and consider the societal implications that press them into action.
‘Sinew’ brings together emerging UNSW ADA students who are concerned with responding and resisting. Their diverse practices are concerned with navigating the frameworks of colonialism, heteronormativity, cis-normativity and white supremacy. This show is about grappling with the delicate balance between strain and healing.
Fostering tender connections between each other, and allowing our practices to form vessels for healing and understanding - embracing the vulnerability and strain stemming from resistance. We are interested in strengthening the sinew, through nurturing and listening to ourselves and others.
This project has been supported by Randwick City Council through the Creative Community Grants Program.