What: Dean Cross was born and raised on Ngunnawal/Ngambri County and is of Worimi descent (Port Stephens and Great Lakes regions of coastal NSW). He is a transdisciplinary artist, working across media to create powerful and expressive installations that balance the poetic and the political. For this, his first major solo in the region where he spent his younger years, Cross turns to the ancient Greek tragedy of Icarus and Daedalus. The boy who falls after flying too high. A tragedy that has played out across the millennia in a myriad of ways. But what did Icarus leave behind, or perhaps more importantly, who?
This exhibition will examine the experience of rural and regional people who need to leave their homes, their Country, in search of opportunities not available to them. A semi-autobiographical exhibition ‘Icarus, my Son’ will ruminate on ideas of home, ambition, cataclysm and loss. It will evoke every young Icarus still out there, delicately perched on ambitions ledge and ask – what do you want? And how far are you willing to go to get it?
When: 2nd July-28th August 2021
Where: Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn, NSW, 2580
Contact Details: 4823 4494
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