2018 Media Releases

Emerge from the flames

04 September 2018


Flame Seed Exhibition
5 September – 30 September 2018
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street, Willoughby 
Opening night Thursday 6 September, 6pm to 8pm 

Incinerator Art Space presents Flame Seed, a free Willoughby City Council curated group exhibition exploring contemporary surrealism and fantasy.

In this exhibition, the old furnace door of the Incinerator Art Space is reimagined as a ‘portal’ into other worlds. Once an entrance to a combustible furnace, the old door now sits immobilised on the gallery wall. Offering a survey of contemporary approaches to surrealism and fantasy, the exhibition presents hybrid beings, poetic imaginings and farfetched places.

Flame Seed features eight uniquely talented artists: Tara Marynowsky; Adam Norton; Denese Oates; Louis Pratt; Samuel Quinteros; Kate Rohde; Linda Seiffert and Agus Wijaya, whose artworks explore fantasy, futuristic spaces and surreal ideas.

The Incinerator was designed by Walter Burley Griffon and Eric Nicholls and operated from 1934 to 1974. It is one of two major remaining municipal incinerator buildings in New South Wales (NSW) and is listed on the NSW Heritage Register.  In 2011, Willoughby City Council transformed the building into an art space and café to support and develop visual arts.

Flame Seed is a feature of the Emerge Festival, a celebration of art, culture and community. Nearly 60 art, music, food and kids events combine to form the Festival, which is celebrating its 21st year on the North Shore.

“Willoughby City Council is committed to providing public art as a contribution to the cultural life of Willoughby,” Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney said. “I am delighted that we can showcase this unique exhibition as a part of this year’s Emerge Festival,” she said.

For more information about the Flame Seed Exhibit or the Emerge Festival visit emergefestival.com.au

Media Contact
Acting Marketing and Events Manager
Phone: 9777 7703
Mobile: 0455 061 700
Email: Samantha.Connor@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au 

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au