Altar/d Art Series – Adamstown Arts
6 installations by 6 artists in the Adamstown Uniting Church
May – November 2018
This ongoing installation project provides the opportunity for an artist to install an ensemble of works within the Adamstown Uniting Church. The visual focal point of the building is the front wooden panelled wall just below the organ pipes and could include the space in front. The wall has been installed with exhibition tracking.
The title Altar/d is a play on words that includes the religious meanings of the word altar which is the table where things are transformed and revealed. It also catches up the word alter which is about change and making things different. Together the possible meanings allow for the breaking down of the abstract separation of holy and profane, sacred and secular, of things being transformed and changed, making the ordinary extraordinary, and the everyday filled with wonder. Perhaps everyday wonder might be a short description of the possible meanings.
Rather than illustrate these ideas, the title of the series allows a wide range of connections to be made with an artist’s existing practice and to see that platformed within this space, where what it is to be human is playfully explored and celebrated.
The space allows for the introduction of a small number of wall works, and or the introduction of free standing forms. These would normally be existing works, or if time allows works made specifically for this ensemble arrangement.
Adamstown Arts Support
The series began with the exhibition Dirt, Soil, Earth by Dr Penny Dunstan which opened on Friday 4th May at 7pm. This work provided a connection to the Inspiracy Festival (17 – 20 May 2018) which promoted a larger conversation about sustainability and justice as we seek to work as a community for the common good. More at www.inspiracy.org.au
For more information about the Altar/d Art series please contact:
Rev Dr Rod Pattenden
M 0418 861267