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We, The Masters at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art


We, The Masters is being shown as part of Who’s Afraid of Public Space? in one of four galleries at ACCA redesigned to reflect on the role of the art institution as a civic space for gathering, discussion, education and discovery. 

Who’s Afraid of Public Space?
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
4 December 2021 to 20 March 2022
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Installation view: detail of gallery curated by Andrew Atchison L-R: (lower) Clement Meadmore, Eugenia Lim, James Nguyen & Victoria Pham, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Tom Nicholson, Reko Rennie; (upper) Ross Coulter, Kent Morris; (centre) ASAP


Where Lakes Once Had Water at Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra



Where Lakes Once Had Water is a sensorial longform video that transports us to remote ancient dry lakes of Australia's Northern Territory. The work takes us on an imaginative journey, exploring the labour of scientists and traditional owners as they dig and delve into the past, reading the signs and signals in the landscape, over concepts of deep time. Commissioned by ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) in conjuction with Bundanon.

Where Lakes Once Had Water
Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
10 February to 10 April 2022
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What Listening Knows at Messums Wiltshire, UK


What Listening Knows creatively interrogates different concepts around the act of listening, as if listening were the primary mode of sensing the world. Across three spectacular screens, the camera choreography is both grounded and ungrounded, imbued with an acoustic consciousness.

What Listening Knows is being presented as a solo exhibition across the extensive Barn gallery at Messums Wiltshire. The filming was undertaken in Wiltshire in the Summer of 2019, when Leber and Chesworth were Messums Wiltshire’s first artists-in-residence. 

What Listening Knows
Messums Wiltshire, UK
17 July to 5 September 2021
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Mission Crimps at Fondation Fiminco, Paris

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Mission Crimps presents a scenario that is audible as much as visible, reminding us of the non-singularity of what we are seeing. The calibrations and configurations of the human mind find analogous views via an old telephone exchange with its reams of colourful cabling, metallic switches and exchange circuits.

Freedom of Sleep
Fondation Fiminco, Paris
Curator: Anabelle Lacroix
21 April to 16 May 2021
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