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SALA – Gerry Wedd: Songs for a Room
Jul 28 - 5:00 PM - Sep 15 - 5:00 PMFree
Enter the iconic world of South Australia’s most celebrated potter, fringe dweller, savant gardener and pretty-good-surfer, Gerry Wedd.
SONGS FOR A ROOM draws on 40 years of artistic practice and an encyclopaedia of personal interests to present Wedd’s most ambitious project yet. Inspired by Victor Hugo’s tiled dining room, more than 1000 handmade tiles and domestic objects form a frenzied and immersive installation that subverts traditional museum displays of domestic handicrafts. Wedd creates a dizzyingly opulent world, where song writing, Delft tile painting, popular culture and art history collide with current socio-political issues.
As part of Wedd’s commentary on the commodification of art and culture in a time when people continue to live below the poverty line, each tile in this speculative shelter is available to purchase, with 50% of proceeds donated to Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons.
SONGS FOR A ROOM is one of two ACE Open South Australian Artist Commissions for 2018, alongside Julia McInerney’s The Garden.