we just can't contain ourselves


'Cargo Cult: Suburban Racket'...tennis anyone?

If this week art has become like a demonstration sport then surely the Containers Village at Docklands would qualify as the marathon.

43 groups of artists (yes from across the Commonwealth) were invited to respond to the theme 'Empire Games'. There are mixed results and it's quite a gruelling show to trawl through but there are some magical and definitely crafty moments within.

Highlights include 'Cargo Cult: Suburban Racket' from the High Street Project Trust of New Zealand. Their knitted bbq complete with eggs and chops was super cool.

HML was also impressed by the kooky Canadian outfut The Discriminating Gentlemen's Club whose video installation 'Fox Hunt and Memorial Garden' made us laugh out loud.

The challenging 'Warren' curated by Ella Barclay and Vicki Papageorgopolous is a sort of shanty museum that is both inviting and threatening - an installation that swallows you whole.

There is so much on it can be hard to know what to do. Don't be frozen like deers in the headlights, make sure you have your Next Wave and Commonwealth Games guides at the ready, some sensible walking shoes and time enough for rest stops along the way.

Container Village 15-26 March Shed 14 Docklands open 12-8.30pm

1 comment:

annadee said...

love the blog. And go check out the current exhibition at Platform 2 and tell me if that really is a knitted John Howard??!!
love love love your work.