Relocating Land, Memory and Place: A Cross-Cultural Exchange by Archie Moore and Matt Calder

  • Johnson, M. (Organiser)
  • Archie Moore (Participant)
  • Matt Calder (Participant)

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How can we know what it means to experience land in totally different parts of the world? How does the land, its raw matter and our use of it shape us and our views of ourselves? In this (literally, haha) ground breaking exhibition, Aboriginal Australian artist Archie Moore and Northumbrian ceramicist Matt Calder explore these questions by attempting to replicate the raw features of their childhood environments and experiences of clay in System Gallery. With an Australian landscape and references to Moore’s hometown of Tara, Queensland laid out in terracotta in the first room and a collection of Calder’s childhood memories of clay replicated in clay emerging around a cairn made of ceramic ‘stones’ in the second, the work in progress will develop from its opening night on Tuesday 9th June until its closing on Thursday 26th of June. As part of ‘A Cross-cultural Working Group on “Good Culture” and Precariousness’, the exhibition seeks to make sense of and identify paths to discussion through the radical cultural difference at play in interactions between people from Aboriginal Australian communities around Brisbane and people from Ashington, Northumberland as they develop guidelines for collective responses to insecure neoliberal circumstances.
Period8 Jun 201529 Jun 2015
Event typeExhibition
LocationNewcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational