Art Pod

photo-icon Cedric Varcoe & Carly Dodd, Untitled, (detail view, work in progress), 2019, acrylic on canvas, Art Pod.

The Art Pod provides everyone with an opportunity to enjoy a free view of exhibitions 24 hours a day.

Art Pod is a high profile, high traffic, access all hours art space to showcase emerging and established artists. Located in the breezeway at 25 Pirie Street, just a short stroll away from the many eateries in Waymouth Street, Art Pod is curated by the City of Adelaide’s Emerging Curator.

Exhibition works may include 2D, 3D, installation, sound and moving image artwork. Expect the unexpected and be delighted by what you discover.

Current exhibition

Summer Studio 11 December - 21 February 2020

Over the next 11 weeks the Art Pod will be transformed into a working artist studio.

Art Pod Summer Studio resident artist Deborah Prior makes slow and laborious art using salvaged domestic textiles to create soft sculptures. She combines this craftwork with performance and endurance artmaking to examine bodily agency, feminist modes of production and social histories of domestic work.

Prior will work on the textile component of her project, Easter in the Anthropocene in Art Pod during the Summer Studio. She will be embroidering recycled plant labels (from her grandmother’s garden) on to a salvaged Onkaparinga woollen blanket to create a memorial shine to a garden that no longer exists. Prior says, “Easter in the Anthropocene is my urgent response to the Climate Emergency. It explores the familial legacies of colonisation in Australia and acknowledges my own complicity in environmental collapse, mass extinctions, and the dying Murray-Darling river system. Easter in the Anthropocene is both an expression of grief and a petition for critical action.”

Prior will undertake a performative/endurance component aligned with her artwork in June 2020 when she transports the woollen blanket via bicycle on a 2,000km route from Goolwa to Tamworth, following the rivers. This Art Pod Summer Studio opportunity enables Prior to introduce this project to a wider public, and to later present her work at the Tamworth Textile Triennial: Tension[s] 2020.

Tensions[a] 2020 will open at the Tamworth Regional Gallery on 1 August 2020, before touring nationally.

Image: Deborah Prior, An Incomplete Family History (installation view), 2017, reclaimed blanket and mixed media.

Previous exhibitions

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If you have any questions about Art Pod, please contact:

Logan Macdonald, Public Art Planner

08 8203 7894

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