Ruth Buchanan, Julian Dashper, Sonya Lacey, Neil Pardington, Ann Shelton, Shannon Te Ao
Curated by Louise Rutledge
10 February — 4 March 2017
Drawing from Council's City Art Collection, Take that which has passed focuses on six contemporary artists’ responses to the ways in which knowledge is held, collected and communicated.
Expanding on notions of the archive, the works in the exhibition consider artistic legacies, the landscape, and online repositories as historic and material resources.
Louise's exhibition concept started from a specific work. "When first viewing the works in collection, I was really drawn to Ruth Buchanan's Normal Desires, and wanted to tease out how the idea of desire aligns with archival impulses, that is the desire to preserve, record, and bring past histories into the present."