In Destiny Disrupted, eleven Australia-based artists foreground the power of storytelling to convey personal histories and explore social, ethnic, spiritual, and political contexts. Text and counter-narratives in the works of art strategically undermine media messages and racism. Artists also demonstrate how the reframing of events through visual art-referencing literature, spirituality or mythologies-can offer alternate ways in which to understand the present.
The concept of the artist as witness, agitator, and social agent is recurrent across Destiny Disrupted. Through the mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, poetry and video installation, artists share knowledge and understanding, opening new narratives for our future.
A Granville Centre Art Gallery touring exhibition.
Art Museum opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm. Closed on public holidays.
Image: Elyas Alavi, Doesn't it taste of blood? 2020 (installation view Granville Centre Art Gallery, 2022). Neon sign, 85 x 25 x 5cm. Courtesy the artist.