An-Architecture is a group show celebrating the launch of Down / Under. 'An-Architecture' brings together a group of emerging Sydney and Canberra based artists whose diverse practices explore the issues associated with cultural memory, constructed identity, and the act of archiving in an age of homogenous and boundless databanks.

Photographs by Dimitri Tricolas

Tread through imaginary interior palaces of the mind, into which memory is deposited and retrieved at will. Then venture out to explore externalised memory in place, object and digital realms. The work of each artist can be seen to tell a unique story. Taking the form of avatars, Marrickville streets and apocryphal landscapes, unknown to the tangible world, but plausible within the URLandscape. In grappling with the interior structures in which memory is stored, retrieved and left to incubate, An-Architecture explores the ways memories are hidden, divulged and brought to the fray through the processes of art making.
Accompanied by performances by Wet Dream, Porcelain and L'Oasis on the opening night.

Kalanjay Dhi, Grace K Blake, Shivanjani Lal, Talia Smit, Drew Connor Holland, Leila El Rayes, Danny Wild and Flin Sharp.


by Anna May Kirk and Yarran Gatsby

Down / Under
February 2017

I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land I work on and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.