In Your Dreams

Stephen Bush, Michael Doolan, Daniel Dorall, William Eicholtz, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Dylan Martorell, Steaphan Paton, Kate Rohde, Kate Shaw, Sally Smart, Van Sowerwine & Isobel Knowles, Yandell Walton, Sharon West
In Your Dreams
Curated by Edwina Bartlem & Victor Griss
Friday 9th of May Sunday 8th of June, 2014
Counihan Gallery,
233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

In your dreams, blurred and distinct, a dreamers narrative by Gracia Haby
In Your Dreams list of works (9 page pdf)
In Your Dreams catalogue essay by exhibition curators Edwina Bartlem & Victor Griss

To accompany our installation of new drawings, collages, artists' books, and text, we have also made a 32 page zine, In your dreams, blurred and distinct. Hand-stitched with black thread, it is an edition of 100.

In Your Dreams explores fantastic worlds and imaginary creatures through a range of media including sculpture, diorama, painting, printmaking, collage, artist’s books, video projection, ambient sound and interactive artwork. It engages the senses, creating an environment to spark the imagination of children and the young-at-heart. Many artworks have whimsical or surreal qualities of dreams, fairy tales and fables, and like many folkloric tales, occasionally a dark or cautionary quality. Ideas of cuteness, reality, history, power and belonging are introduced through various formal and symbolic devices. Several artists play with scale drawing the viewer into a miniature world overshadowed by colossal creations, generating awe and wonder. Alternatively the viewer can play the role of the giant, observing the drama and curiosity of a Lilliputian world.
(Counihan Gallery in Brunswick)

The fantastical seven,
Thank-you to Elaine and Peter Haby, Susan and John Jennison, and Georgia Cribb for all their help and encouragement. Thank-you to Des Cowley and Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis for their editorial eyes and minds most sharp.

Related links,
SHOW OF THE WEEK: Sweet Dreams, Ramona Barry, handmadelife
In Your Dreams, Sama Hugo, ArtsHub
Daring Adventures in Collage, Q&A for an e-course with Mati Rose McDonough, 2014
Tumbling lightly, tumbling fast (I) and (II), two new artists' books for 2014
The final polish (accompanied by Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in E Major)

(Installation photographs by Janelle Low)