A group exhibition featuring Phong Chi Lai, Tara Glastonbury, Caroline Hadley, Diana Vandeyar, Jessica Wheelahan and Lorena Uriarte.
The term before times dates back centuries and has a long association with imagined worlds and apocalyptic stories. Recently, the before times has taken on new significance as our lives changed dramatically and we fondly remember times before Covid-19.
Six artists have used this phrase as a starting point, some taking their practices back to basics or celebrating the return of inspiration and materials while others explore types of memory or envisage a dystopian future that might await us.
Image: Phong Chi Lai, You’re Somebody’s Baby, detail, 2022, reclaimed/deadstock cotton, linen, silk and natural dyes. © Phong Chi Lai
Wangaratta Art Gallery, 56 Ovens St, Wangaratta, 3677, View Map