Images (L-R): Caitlin Bowe, time changes many things but memory like the ivy clings (West Terrace Cemetery), detail. Image courtesy the artist.

7 June – 29 July 2022

Location: Adelaide Town Hall, Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation room) and First Floor Gallery, 128 King William Street, Adelaide

Featuring: Sonya Rankine, Caitlin Bowe, Anneliese Forster, Alex Frayne, Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, Kate Kurucz and Jingwei Bu.

Curated by Erin O’Donohue
ART WORKS Early Career Curator 2022

Moments and memories are essential to the growth and wellbeing of humanity. On different levels they help us evolve as communities and as individuals. But there are nuances between the two which change the way they’re contextualized. Intrinsically linked, moments are the points that form memories. Likened to the pictures that make a flipbook, the beautiful little stills are the moments that feed a story. Revealing the journey and the destination.

Individually we have particular memories that imprint on us and moments that we consider precious. Holding these experiences in high regard, it’s natural to incorporate them into our creative processes and draw from them as a source of inspiration. Considering different artistic processes and approaches Memory Bank exhibits the works of Sonya Rankine, Annelise Forster, Jingwei Bu, Alex Frayne, Caitin Bowe, Aunty Ellen Trevorrow and Kate Kurucz to explore how moments and memories can be captured into visceral, tangible artifacts.

Not to recreate a memory or moment, but geminate the emotion and essence of the experience to viewers.

Memory Bank is presented at the Town Hall as part of ART WORKS Early Career Curator Program and is delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide.

Adelaide Town Hall is an accessible venue.