Artspace's celebrated digital commissioning project 52 ACTIONS is launching as a nationwide exhibition tour that will travel across Australia over the next three years.
Working with all 52 participating artists and collectives from the original project, Artspace is partnering with over a dozen venues nationally to present a dynamic and site-responsive exhibition tour, co-curated by Artspace with each venue and supported by Museums & Galleries of NSW. The 52 ACTIONS national tour showcases the breadth and diversity of leading artists from all states and territories, connecting them to audiences through the social and cultural importance of art as action.
As part of Penrith Regional Gallery’s presentation of 52 ACTIONS, participating artists Eddie Abd, Brook Andrew, Diego Bonetto, Chun Yin Rainbow Chan and James Tylor have been invited to revisit their projects and present newly commissioned works. 52 ACTIONS: Made in Penrith, sees these artists engaging with and responding to cues from the local community context as well as the Gallery’s collection.
Brook Andrew will present works in Ancher House from his Hope and Peace series against the backdrop of one of the artist's iconic wall-paintings. Chun Yin Rainbow Chan has been invited to establish a temporary studio in Lewers House and produce an audio description of the heritage garden. Eddie Abd will undertake a series of workshops at Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School, while Diego Bonetto will conduct a series of wild edible foraging workshops in the Gallery's historic gardens. In collaboration with Café at Lewers, James Tylor's recipes will be featured on the opening day alongside text, photography and collectable recipes profiling native edible plants that are found across both the Gadigal Basin and Kaurna Country.
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52 ACTIONS was curated by Artspace, Sydney. The exhibition is touring nationally with Artspace, Sydney, with support from Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and is proudly funded by the NSW Government through Create NSW; the City of Sydney; and the Copyright Agency.