MoCU PRESENTS ‘HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS’ EXHIBITION: AN EXPLORATION OF CREATION
An Official Event of Sydney’s Art Month Contemporary Art Festival
MoCU’s resident curator, Sebastian Goldspink has commissioned works from eight Australian artists for an exhibition that looks at the shared sense of craftsmanship and creativity between the worlds of brewing, winemaking and artistry. Each artwork will explore a unique production process utilised by each artist, and then in an unusual twist the works will be matched with canapés and some of MoCU’s artisanal beer and wine – all designed to bring these individual methods of creation to life.
Entitled ‘Happy When it Rains’, MoCU’s premiere exhibition will take place in Sydney at Studio Neon in Redfern from Wednesday, 29 March through to Sunday, 1 April. The exhibition coincides with Sydney’s Art Month Contemporary Art Festival, where MoCU is an official partner.
REGISTER TO ATTEND
Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the exceptional and thought-provoking ‘Happy When it Rains’. Tickets are just $10 and include one complimentary drink and canapés. Registrations are essential. Register below and guarantee your entry to the exhibition.
AN UNCOMMON YET INTRIGUING PAIRING
The show’s title comes from a Jesus and Mary Chain song, which captures the essence of the show being about dichotomy – dark versus light and life versus death. The works express a dark tone but all contain a sense of light, either physically or metaphorically. Each artwork will explore a unique production process utilised by each artist, and then in an unusual twist the works will be matched with canapés and some of MoCU’s artisanal beer and wine, such as the premium Japanese import Grand Kirin – all designed to bring these individual methods of creation to life. The signature brewing technique of Kirin Brewery’s Grand Kirin Dip Hop IPL aligns with and fuels the overarching theme of unique methods of creation, which weaves throughout all facets of the exhibition.
“The idea is to explore uncommon pairings, such as brewing and winemaking to art. Brewing and winemaking are as much an art as the literal sense and it’s a wonderful fusion we wanted to celebrate through a gallery of works that encourage further discovery and exploration of unique methods of creation.” — Sebastian Goldspink, MoCU Curator
MEET SOME OF THE ARTISTS
Local Sydney artists creating bespoke pieces for this exhibition include Bridie Connell, Jason Wing, Samuel Hodge, Jasper Knight, Daniel Hollier, Kate Scardifield and Lauren Webster. Discover a little about each talented artist ahead of the exhibition:
Studio Neon, Waterloo