Presented by Arts House
Wed 10 – Sat 13 Jul
Wed 6 – 8pm (opening and Welcome to Country)
Thu+Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 12pm – 6pm
Enter at any time and stay as long as you want.
Free, no booking required
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
The opening on Wednesday 10 July is Auslan interpreted
Wherever people rise up, words fly too.
The banner is an almost universal medium, but its meaning spans the breadth of humanity. A pledge of allegiance or cry of protest, expression of outrage or call for compassion, these slates are never blank. Hannah Brontë grew up beneath banners, at rallies, protests and stand-ins, and was captured by the immediacy of their messages and the magical playfulness of their language.
With WHY2K she harnesses the potency of the banner to gauge its usefulness in contemporary life. What do these slogans and placards mean in a world where URL life bleeds into real life, and attention is an economic concern?
Hannah Brontë (Wakka Wakka/Yaegl) is a visual artist based in Brisbane who has rapidly built a reputation for urgent and powerful work that leaps media divides from video to installation to dance club. Her work centres on resilience, matriarchal futures and challenging societal structures, and with WHY2K she flies these flags for all to see.
Part of Future Assembly
10 – 13 July
Image – Go Sleep by Hannah Brontë, vinyl double sided 2019