Tin Sheds – DL

‘Draught’ at the Tin Sheds Gallery is a group show by nine artists, exploring their own art practices and the hurdles artists overcome on the way to creating enduring work. The Tin Sheds is a contemporary art space located inside the University of Sydney. You might have spotted the sign which seems to lead into some mysterious student darkness whilst driving down Parramatta Rd. If you have had the exact experience that we’ve just described, then you have been deceived. The gallery is a beautiful, open white space with concrete floors dotted with pieces of lovely art.

The artists in ‘Draught’ all share the connection of having volunteered or been a director at Firstdraft Gallery, one of the longest running and most successful artist-run initiatives in Australia. It’s an interesting connection to the themes explored in the show. The experience of helping to run a gallery would have given them so much experience in furthering the longevity and visibility of contemporary Australian arts practice, and provide a complementary insight to the struggles they might face within their own personal art-making and showing process.

We designed this classic DL invite for the show. It features an image by Agatha Gothe-Snape, who in addition to being a super talented artist, also has a great name. Agatha has been building a name for herself in the art world, as an artist who defies the profession’s rampant individualism in favour of referencing the work and careers of other Australian artists and their contributions to the Australian art world.  This show is well worth checking out, particularly if you’re a uni student that’s forced to hang around campus anyway, whiling away your life between classes.

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by Radi Safi

Radi Safi is the Creative Director at IYBI. In 2012 he launched Happy, a music blog and media company.
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