Tahney Fosdike is an arts writer and curator interested in threads of advocacy and anthropology in the arts. After being active in the Melbourne arts scene for several years, this Adelaide Fringe exhibition is her curatorial debut back in her home city.
I get it, you moved to Melbourne
Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language
About this event
What’s so good about Melbourne, anyway? The museum tells semi-fictional
stories of ex-Adelaidians (with a focus on arts workers); visual art,
oral histories and archival research details the hope and ego behind
their Melbourne migration. A caricatured account on the animosity
between the two cities (is the grass greener on the other side? probably
– maybe), its undertones scrutinise the social and economic forces
behind ambitious people leaving their home city and never looking back.
Featuring John Firth, Angus Hamra, Jenny Allnut, Grace Harper, Julia Derwas, Chelsea Birrane, Alexandra Dobson, Amalia Krueger, Will Preece and Abbey Whitcombe.
With special thanks to Jeffrey Firth, University of Melbourne Archives, State Library of South Australia and National Library of Australia.
The exhibition will be officially opened at the Chapel on Saturday 29 February with drinks and nibbles provided. All welcome.