Join this curator-led tour of Town Hall Gallery exhibition ‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’. Hear directly from the artist and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display.
This event is proudly presented as part of the 2023 Craft Contemporary satellite program.
Free, bookings essential.
About the exhibition
‘The Memory Palace: Cyrus Tang’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery featuring highlights from Cyrus Tang’s multidisciplinary art practice.
Over the past 20 years Tang has examined sentiments of nostalgia within memory and fantasy, fascinated by the paradox of reconstructing ephemeral mental images and sensations in permanent materials. She has explored ruins and decay of houses and cities, and of human bodies, while referencing current environmental and man-made catastrophes.
Working fluidly across sculpture, photography, video and installation, the artist has a distinctive style that embraces the materiality of her media. While her photographs and video works are presented in post-production digital format, the visual effects Tang employs are analogue, often the result of labour-intensive procedures in the studio or the field. Tang’s work documents her chosen media going through a transformation, a convergence of past and present. The result is hauntingly beautiful works that often memorialise collective experiences.
About Craft Contemporary
Craft Contemporary is a month-long festival organised by Craft Victoria to celebrate the evolution of craft and crafters.
Held from 1 to 31 October, Craft Contemporary explores how craft is evolving in the 21st century across objects, jewellery, furniture, fashion and contemporary art. Boroondara Arts will feature in the 2023 Craft Contemporary satellite program.
Accessibility at this space
- Accessible car parking
- Accessible drop-off area
- Automatic doors
- Accessible toilets
- Clear signage
- Tactile signage
- Wide passageways