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28 February 2019

Immerse Yourself in a Different Side of Sydney’s Art Scene

Art Month Sydney’s Unrepresented Artists show ‘Saturated Terrain’ hosted by Incinerator Art Space on Sydney’s North Shore, 6 – 31 March

Following a successful first year in 2018, Art Month Sydney presents yet another stunning exhibition showcasing the work of artists without commercial gallery representation. This time, the show takes place at Incinerator Art Space, in partnership with Willoughby City Council, to highlight must-see artists.

A centrepiece of the 10th annual Art Month Sydney festival, Saturated Terrain is curated by Art Month Sydney Artistic Director Kate Britton. Featuring the work of Tom Blake, Kieran Bryant, Ethel-Anne Gundy, Shivanjani Lal, and Blake Lawrence, the show presents work that engages with water, paradoxically housed in the striking historic incinerator designed by Walter Burley Griffin. In the context of the incinerator, water becomes a metaphor of passive resistance, quiet power, a surface that hides great depths.

Blake Lawrence, Dead Reckoning, 2018, video still_Image by Lou Dietz-Henderson

Blake Lawrence, Dead Reckoning, 2018, video still. Image by Lou Dietz-Henderson

Kate Britton said: It's fantastic to be able to share the work of these incredible artists as part of Art Month Sydney. Our city's arts ecology is made up of many aspects – commercial spaces, artist-run initiatives, public institutions, studios, and – of course – artists. These practitioners all work independently of commercial gallery representation, forging paths within, between and beyond these spaces.

“Working with the historic Incinerator Art Space in Sydney's beautiful North Shore has provided inspiration for this group of artists, whose work engages with thematics of water. In bringing water into Walter Burley Griffin's incinerator building, Saturated Terrain explores the seemingly passive power of fluidity and quiet depths.”

Willoughby City Council Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney said she is delighted to officially open the exhibition on March 9.

“It’s an outstanding exhibition and fits with Council’s range of facilities and programs to support and develop the visual arts,” said Giles-Gidney.

“Don’t miss this special chance to see work some of Sydney’s best artistic talent.”

See the full Art Month Sydney 2019 program at

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