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Feature image: Moorina Bonini
Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
3 December 2021–9 April 2022
Times
Wed–Sat 12–6pm
Fri 12–8pm
Format
Exhibition/​Free
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible.

Admission

Free

Curated by Hyphenated Projects, the inaugural Hyphenated Biennial presents ten new commissions by First Nations and Asian diasporic artists.

Hyphenated Biennial is a multi-venue exhibition that has supported a collective of artists in Melbourne’s west throughout the turbulent years of 2020 and 2021.

The exhibition explores the artists’ personal histories, the sites they inhabit, the materials they inherit and the systems we all exist within. At a time of huge loss, artists and curators of the project have been confronted with questions of existence, agency, and the responsibility to those around us. Between the personal and the collective, across time and space, they respond to one another through knowledge learned, embodied and shared.

Hyphenated Biennial sets out to strengthen the community in the hope of informing the grand narratives of our time with care and solidarity. Here, a seed is sown for our possible collective futures.

Artists include Elyas Alavi, Moorina Bonini, Jacinta Keefe, Ellen YG Son, Jenna Lee, Jazz Money, Ashley Perry, Siying Zhou, Talia Smith, Beth Thornber and Sab D’Souza.

Hyphenated Biennial is a multi-venue program presented in partnership with The Substation, Footscray Community Arts, Incinerator Gallery and Sunshine Art Spaces.

To view the full program please visit hyphenatedbiennial.art

Hyphenated Biennial is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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Victoria 3015, Australia

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Fri 12–8pm

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