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Cumnock: The Musical


Cumnock: The Musical

Alex Pye

Opening 04.02.15 6-8pm
Artist Talks 26.02.15 6-7pm

Times are tough in Cumnock. Unemployment is high, the cafe’s closed up, you can’t drink the tap water, there was no rugby team this year and the population is in flux. From December onwards the heat causes the oldies to drop like flies, and the youngsters either try and find some farm work or leave for the mines. It’s quiet enough out here so you either make your own fun or bloody die of boredom.

For this exhibition I am using sculpture, found object and video to reflect the social issues that I have experienced from living in a rural backwater for three years.

Biography

Alex lives alone in a farming village in regional NSW where she bases her studio practice from the shed in her backyard. Since relocating to the bush she has enjoyed drinking rum and coke and shooting her father’s guns. Basing her work in performance, video, sculpture and found objects, she is a current MFA candidate at Sydney College of the arts and is a self described ‘Sick cunt’.

Earlier Event: January 7
Feelings
Later Event: March 4
Chromatic Syncopation