2018 Exhibition Calendar

Flame Seed
5 Sep 2018-30 Sep 2018

Wed-Sun 10am-4pm

A Willoughby City Council curated group exhibition exploring contemporary surrealism and fantasy


Opening Event: Thursday 6 September, 6pm – 8pm


Flame Seed is an exhibition that reimagines the old furnace door of the Incinerator Art Space as a portal to ‘other worlds’. It presents a group of eight artists whose artwork explores fantasy, futuristic spaces and surreal ideas and actions. The Incinerator’s furnace door once opened onto a combustion furnace, but now sits immobilised on a gallery wall. In this exhibition the door is fancifully conceived in an ‘Alice down the rabbit hole’ or ‘Narnia through the wardrobe’ capacity, suggesting worlds that could potentially exist upon opening. Offering a survey of contemporary approaches to surrealism and fantasy, the exhibition presents hybrid beings, poetic imaginings and farfetched places.



Artists: Tara Marynowsky, Adam Norton, Denese Oates, Louis Pratt, Samuel Quinteros, Kate Rohde, Linda Seiffert and Agus Wijaya.


Denese Oates, Tribal, 2014, copper, books, metal paint, patina and gold leaf



Louis Pratt, Shadow Man (detail), 2018, resin, steel, wood and paint



Samuel Quinteros, Neidhöhle (Envy-Hole), 2014, oil on canvas


Agus-Wijaya 2018

Agus Wijaya, Mpek Ngenya, 2018, painting reproduction on light panel


Tara Marynowsky, Keeping, 2016, watercolour and gouache on found photographic postcard_300px

Tara Marynowsky, Keeping, 2017, watercolour and gouache on found photographic postcard c.1910