We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

West Space
How one should turn to stone. —… Chelsea Farquhar

7 August — 28 November
Accessible Toilet
Audio Description
Blind or Low Vision
Closed Captioning
Quiet Space
Registered Assistance Animals Welcome
Relaxed Event
Wheelchair Accessible

How one should turn to stone. —…[1] is a collection of tactile memories that document recent personal shifts. These haptic objects are observations of time through stillness. Sunlight, horse hair, cedar floorboard, glass, graphite and pewter.
Drawings and sculptures that reflect routines of walking past local cows in the summer and collecting horse hair and scrap wood from her grandparent’s farm on the weekends.
Pewter carries past forms; melting, rebuilding, starting over.

Now in autumn, the cows aren’t in the paddock behind her house anymore and her grandparents are moving out of the farm. An alchemy of holding on and letting go, resisting and embracing these shifts.

[1] ‘How one should turn to stone. — Slowly, slowly become hard, like a precious stone — until at last one remains still, lying in the bliss of eternity.’; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, The Dawn of Day, ( New York, MacMillian, 1911)
Chelsea Farquhar is an emerging artist working across Kaurna Land and Naarm (Adelaide and Melbourne). Farquhar graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2017 and completed her honours in Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2020. Farquhar utilises sculpture and performance to highlight moments of collaboration and exchange. In 2019 Chelsea received a Carclew fellowship and undertook residencies in Scotland and The USA. Chelsea is currently a committee member at KINGS ARI.


Perry Street Building
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.

Accessible toilets are located in three areas within the Perry Street Building. On the Upper Ground Level (Level UG) the accessible toilets are located in the service corridor in the northern part of the Building. near the staircase. These toilets are open throughout event hours. On L1 and L2 the toilets are located in the northern part of the building, behind heavy manual blue double doors.  All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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