18 March 2014
An event in Redfern just a week ago, called the Redfern Biennale brought yet another dimension to living in this area of inner city Sydney.
The entire premise for Redfern Biennale is very shiftazine in its philosophy.
Shiftazine was very fortunate to be apart of this wonderful, innovative day which was the brain child of gallerist Damien Minton.
The following article from The Broadsheet summed up the event:
A housing commission precinct is hardly the first place that springs to mind for a Biennale. But this
weekend there’s the chance to experience exactly that. The inaugural Redfern Biennale takes its
inspiration from the social media account of Damien Minton Gallery, which profiles the provoking
and unintentional beauty in Redfern’s streets.
With a brief that casts its net far and wide, the aim for artists and other willing participants is to create
artworks in the housing commission area or to point out what’s already in situ. The day begins by
picking up a Biennale map at the gallery, which details the location of each of the works in the area,
and then head out on foot to find the compelling and baffling delights.
This Biennale is bound to contain a rich variety of artworks, found objects and unexpectedness. It’s a
location which is rarely associated with high aesthetic ambition, but with this “clusterfuck of
ephemeral artworks”, as described by Minton, you’re bound to see high art as well as more humble
splendors. From the Broad Sheet: By Celina Siriyos