Beyond the Opening is a public record of recent outstanding Australian and European exhibitions we attend. This record is an effort to share the experience of the art work, the exhibition, and the space it inhabits. Enjoy!
In a sea of grey buildings Kitching boldly tackles our cultural attitude towards the Australian bush. In this series he depicts the placement of the bush in our cultural psyche and it is distinctly separate from ourselves. Divided by a veranda, screen, awning, or fence, the bush is beaten, damaged and dying; populated with discrete silhouettes of animals that are tokenistic, decorative or camouflaged by their innocuous flatness, perhaps even imagined. This exhibition was a delight to experience especially in context of the hard and cool city environment. If you missed it, jump online, and see how Kitching is building an engaging practice whilst tackling modern colonial Australian culture. I