MEMENTO MORI

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By Robert Frolla

 

Fitzroy’s in.cub8r gallery will open a new arts exhibition, Memento Mori, next week.

 

Opening on 2 March, Memento Mori, like its name suggests, examines death and life. As described on in.cub8r gallery’s website, the exhibition “reflects on the mortal and immortal self”, and promises to “explore a deeply personal view beyond the macabre”.

 

The exhibition began as a collaboration between Tess Wait, curator of Memento Mori, and Elle May Michael, director of in.cub8r gallery, after the gallery was purchased last year. Memento Mori will provide a contrast to the gallery’s current exhibition, The Love Show – an exhibition that explores love in “all its forms: romantic, platonic, and chaotic.”

 

Ebony Fink, an artist who will be exhibiting her work in Memento Mori, sees the exhibition as reflecting on “the universal commonality that connects all living life.”

 

“When death enters our lives, it can evoke uncertainty, fear and a torrent of emotions. As a loved one prepares to die, we are confronted with the realisation that we must look forward, and yet the past collides with the future skewing it from view.”

 

Other artists exhibiting their work are Brian Cheung, Freda Chiu, Tess Chodan (Hunter+Collector), Kathleen Daw, Troijarra Ebio, Aimee Fitzgerald, Kyoko Imazu, Liana Kappelle, Heather Peters. Rosaleen Ryan (Mamoru), Darren Song and Stephanie Waller. All artists are Australian, and are mostly based in Victoria.

 

Memento Mori features a number of diverse art forms – ranging from painting and illustrations to sculpture and jewellery – that will be for sale. in.cub8r gallery believes in the accessibility of purchasing art, and provides this by offering payment instalments.

 

in.cube8r gallery is a recent extension of the long-established in.cube8r store in Fitzroy, home to Melbourne’s largest selection of handmade goods. Focusing primarily on group shows, in.cube8r gallery brings together new and exciting art as a greater whole, and creates an accessible platform for a diverse group of artists.

 

 

Memento Mori
Opening night: 2 March, 6–8pm
Exhibition dates: 2–19 March
in.cube8r gallery
321 Smith St, Fitzroy

 

 

 

Robert is a freelance editor for Busybird Publishing, and has edited for Writers Victoria’s The Victorian Writer and Phantasmagoria Magazine.

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