23.11.2016 – 10.12.2016
Objects of personal worth are copied and displayed: a fake renaissance plinth with evidence of parasitic infestation, two basalt stones replicating those used to mark the edge of a squatter’s run on Wadawurrung land; the same squatter whose stolen wealth built my family home, and a series of ceramic vessels that mimic the works of white Australian painter Adrian Feint.
Nicholas Smith is a Melbourne-based artist. He graduated with an Honours degree in Fine Art from Monash University in 2013. Recent exhibitions include: searching for something, Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10 and A Platonic Relationship, MADA. Early this year he was a finalist in the Substation Contemporary Art Prize.
TCB art inc. acknowledges the Wurundjeri people and the people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land, recognising their connection to land, waters and community, and the fact that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and future.
Image: Nicholas Smith | Mooramong, Western District, 2016