23 August - 10 September 2017
Opening Wednesday 23 August, 6.30-8pm
“This series of works is based on views of inner Melbourne from a small plot of crown land above the Yarra Boulevard in Kew.
They represent the changing relationship I have with this city where I was born and raised.
The city has grown almost beyond recognition since I was forced to move to rural Victoria in the early 2000’s due to economic
pressures. Viewing inner Melbourne from this vantage point enables a more contemplative relationship to be developed with
the changes that have taken place. In a world obsessed with productivity, it can be refreshing to stand on this lonely hilltop
where status and possessions mean nothing, and instead enjoy the opportunity to investigate the contents of our own mind.
That the former Willsmere Psychiatric Hospital appears in this series references back to an earlier series of my work based
around abandoned psych hospitals and is a metaphor for a less caring, more go-getting society.”
Geoff Harrison, July 2017
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