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spaced 3: north by southeast
BY Art Gallery of WA | 10-Jul-2018
Artistic explorers of a different kind are celebrated in spaced 3: north by southeast. Six Australian artists completed residencies in the Nordic heartlands of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden and five Nordic artists found their place in Western Australia’s rural and remote communities.
Organised by the WA-based International Art Space, spaced 3: north by southeast brings together 11 artists from Australia and the Nordic region.
The decision to place artists in regional and remote locations is motivated by the fact that even small and seemingly isolated towns are affected by global economic, environmental and social forces. The interplay between the strong sense of local identity, which is typical of these communities, and the effects of globalisation provides a fertile ground for artists to explore.
Robyn Backen (NSW), Michelle Eistrup (Denmark), Gustav Hellberg (Sweden), Deborah Kelly (NSW), Danius Kesminas (VIC), Tor Lindstrand (Sweden), Heidi Lunabba (Finland), Dan McCabe (WA), Linda Persson (Sweden), Keg de Souza (NSW), Sam Smith (NSW).