17 June 2022

Immerse yourself in an apocalyptic dystopian showcase at the Art Gallery

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Sculpture artist Allison Davis with her installation. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Local artists are ready to launch a new immersive exhibition at the Wagga Art Gallery.

Artists from The Art Factory Supported Artist Studio will be showcasing their installations for the Dystopian Universe exhibition at the Gallery’s E3 Art Space.

The artists featured in Dystopian Universe include performative artist Jacko Meyers, digital and audio artist Damian Triulcio, writer and designer Adrian Buntin, and mixed-media print and sculpture artist Allison Davis.

Gallery Curator Learning and Engagement Linda Elliot said the Art Gallery was excited to exhibit the Dystopian Universe.

“The Art Factory always comes up with really exciting ideas, and we’re proud to be working with them again,” she said.

“It is not just about paintings on the wall. It is an immersive experience with the blackout walls.”

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The curator said people could expect the unexpected when walking into the E3 space.

“I was a bit surprised, and being surprised is a wonderful experience,” she said.

Artist Jacko Meyers decided to do an interpretive dance because she has always had a passion for singing and dancing.

“I love to dance,” said Ms Meyers.

Ms Meyers said it felt good to be performing at the Art Gallery.

The performative artist has been working with local dancer Laura Krebs in the lead-up to developing a movement-based work.

Performative artist Jacko Meyers. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Allison Davis took inspiration from War of the Worlds and has recreated the landing scene of the creatures.

Dystopian Universe is Ms Davis’ inaugural showcase.

“I’m excited because this is my first time in a gallery space, and this wouldn’t be possible without the Art Factory.”

It took the artist a couple of months to finish her installation.

“I had a limited amount of time to work on it, and when it came to the final pieces of installation, it became a group project,” she said.

“There was the occasional clash of heads and ideas of me having to stand back and process information, but in the end it got done.

Ms Davis said people could expect to experience something chaotic and bold.

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The Art Factory Studio Supervisor Jordy Bos said visitors could expect to see great installations by the artists being apocalyptic and dystopian.

“The artists did a lot of work for this show. It’s great to see it all finished and presented,” he said.

“It is interactive, and we have a great performance by Jacko Meyers.”

The Art Factory artist will undertake a month-long artist residency at The Gallery as part of the Art Gallery’s Regional Artist Development Program.

The Art Gallery’s Regional Artist Development Program focuses on supporting the development of regional artists and providing them with opportunities for mentoring. For artists in residence, this support includes a $2000 stipend during their residency.

The Dystopian Universe will launch on Saturday, 18 June at 11 am at the Wagga Art Gallery E3 Art Space.

For Jacko Meyer’s performance times, visit Wagga Art Gallery.

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