Unearthly Garden

January 23, 2012 in Art, Calendar, Exhibition, Melbourne+VIC, Photography

January 22, 2012 12:00 pm to January 28, 2012 5:00 pm January 22, 2012 12:00 pm to January 28, 2012 5:00 pm

Unearthly Garden curated by Carolyn Dew

Artists: Angela Bailey, Magdalena Bors, Carolyn Dew, Marian Drew, Lee Grant, Peter Lambropoulos

The garden is wilderness tended. Forces of culture also shape it.  These forces are always in tension. The perfect garden imagined exists at a juncture when these tensions are at an optimum. A specimen matured bearing perfect fruit. Flowers in full bloom. Plants defined as weeds are absent, the scene basking either in warm sunlight or light shade. Ideal.

The imagined garden is elusive. It can only occur in time and space for just a moment, if ever. Often the garden remains the husk of an idea.

The photographs in this exhibition detail the cultural imperatives behind the imagined garden and the impossible quest to challenge unpredictable and uncontrollable aspects of environment and of life.  To capture an ideal.

 

Exhibition Runs till 28 January 2012