Artists and alumni at firstdraft

our lady of the flowers: refracted is the latest output from performance art vehicle and Kickstart Helix artists Embittered Swish. A further development of their stage show, Our Lady of the Flowers, which took its cue from Jean Genet’s eponymous 1943 novel, Embittered Swish’s show at Firstdraft refracts the already-refracted show into the gallery space. Traces of past performances are considered in objects, altars, and debris devised and accumulated by participating artists, causing the ghosts of the immediate and more distant transgender past to resurface, confused. Read more

Alone and palely loitering brings together the work of alumnus Nathan Beard (2012) and Elise Harmsen as an exploration of the photographic image in relation to their individual family histories. Through working with found archives – each artist examines the forceful play between positive and negative, animation and stasis situated within each of the images – negotiating their relationship to the present and the process of image making. Read more

1 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Opening Wed 1 Feb 6pm

firstdraft
13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW