A group show at Tortuga Studios

Can you remember how you were before the world told you how to be?

We live in an era of troubled thinking. A state of extreme restlessness and confusion. Like an animal peering out of a forest on fire, we’re putting very little trust in tomorrow.

The artists in Carpe Delirium seek to embrace the insanity of these days by seizing a moment in time and exploring its fragility, heartache and impermanence.

The voices in used things. Landscapes of nudes, dancers, animals, and birds influenced by acute psychic states.
The transitory nature of demolition derbies, horse auctions and a brutal regional Australia now destroyed by fire.
The secluded bedrooms and bathrooms of Australia’s oldest homes in which women withdraw into themselves to reflect and dream.

The sad glory of streetscapes and abandoned buildings facing destruction. The daily chaos of children, toys and mental noise in which a female body quietly declines…

Carpe Delirium invites you to enter through the broken windows of the lost, neglected and abandoned to discover the beautiful, haunting and erotic.

Join artists Jasmine Anderson, Renee Falez, Philip Ricketson, Melita Rowston, Jo Shand and Hiske Weijers in the back streets of St Peters among the towering warehouse walls of Tortuga Studios to celebrate the end of the world as we know it.

Embrace the chaos, seize your delirium, break the system!

Opening night – Friday 20 March, 2020, 6pm – 9pm
Vintage beats by DJ Anthony Allstarr
Live music from 7pm:
Peter Fenwick
The Suburban Bukowskis
Hucknee Pucknee

Gallery hours
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March, 1-5pm
Friday 27 March, 3-7pm
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March, 1-5pm
Saturday 28 March event: ‘Stories that never get told.’ An evening of performance poetry amongst the paintings, 6-8pm.
Sunday 29 March, closing night informal drinks 5-7pm

Tortuga Studios
31 Princes Highway, St Peters, NSW

31 Princes Highway, St Peters NSW, Australia
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