‘Rewriting: the politics of care’ stages conversations about iterative practices and politics of care. At its heart, there is a tension between the idea of care as nurture, and equally, the problematic potential of care to enact control and coercion.
Care, in all its manifestations, weaves through the artworks in this exhibition: there are the tender, complex acts of grandmothers, mothers, daughters and sisters here, whose domestic and emotional labour continues to be elided. There is the care of shelter, the home, the rooms in which we reside, the ways in which we make space. There is the care of grief and mourning, privately and publicly, as a politics. There is also the pernicious, violent history of colonization, where colonizers and administrators whose claims to caring (for a population, a people, the land) disguise forms of oppression, genocide and environmental vandalism.
Spanning two continents, it is an intergenerational and interdisciplinary exhibition that brings together the work of seven artists and scholars: Victoria Hattam, Katherine Hattam, Gyun Hur, Danica Knezivic, Ellen Koshland, Elvis Richardson, Macushla Robinson, and Shevaun Wright.
The exhibition is also accompanied by a book of the same title, featuring essays, conversations and poems by nine writers and scholars: Ashley Barnwell, Helena Cleeve, Victoria Hattam, Lujayn Hourani, Helen Hughes, Kristin Juarez, Bruce Pascoe, and Nizan Shaked. The book will be published by in·ter·sti·tial press in association with Bus Projects.
Johnston Street Building
35 Johnston Street
The Johnston Street Lift, located immediately inside 35B Johnston Street (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston Street provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston Street, there is a footpath and ramp leading to the Johnston Street lift and external staircase.
The only at level access paths to Johnston Street UG are via Entrance 35A Johnston Street or 30A Perry Street. The at level access paths to Johnston Street Building LG are via 35B and 35C Johnston Street. The access path to Johnston Street Building L1 and L2 requires use of the Johnston Street Lift.
Accessible toilets are located within the Johnston Street Building on Level UG and Level 1, toward the western end of the building near entrance 35A Johnston Street. Accessible toilets are also located at the eastern end of the Johnston Street Building on Level LG, near the Music Market co-working space. These toilets are open throughout office and event hours. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.