Cast in Cast Out – City Center Sydney | 30 June – 17 November, 2024

Event Date: June 30, 2024 - 12:00 AM
Event End Date: November 17, 2024 - 12:00 AM
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Dates: Sunday 30 June 2024 to Sunday 17 November 2024
Location: Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

‘Cast in cast out’ is based on Sydney-based Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding’s childhood memories of growing up in ‘The Block’, an Aboriginal community in the inner Sydney area of Redfern. The artwork’recasts’ Victorian-era ironwork panels, a distinguishing feature of many 19th-century houses in Redfern, as contemporary statements of power and possession.

This performance of ‘Cast in Cast Out’ experiments with structural shape and shadow. The artist’s ten sculptural panels and fragments are hanged at varied heights, throwing shadows on the vibrant blue wall beyond. Fragments appear to float from the panels into the ground, reflecting Golding’s destruction of colonial symbols of separation and control. The broken shards are a manner of reclaiming, altering, and breaking away from colonial constructs.

The show includes a 3D-printed reproduction of one of the panels so that visitors may feel its contours and textures, as well as a filmed interview with Golding about ‘Cast in Cast Out’ and its origins.

The artist’s presence is felt through his photographic self-portrait, which serves as the main point of the exhibition, with his compelling gaze directed at guests as they approach the gallery.