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Jeremy Hawkes: Carapace

June 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – July 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Lone Goat Gallery
Jeremy Hawkes: Carapace @ Lone Goat Gallery | Byron Bay | New South Wales | Australia


1 The hard upper shell of a tortoise, crustacean, or arachnid.
1.1 Something regarded as a protective or defensive covering.

-Oxford English Dictionary 2018

Jeremy Hawkes is a local regional artist with over 25 years experience exhibiting in Australia and overseas. This is his first exhibition with Lone Goat, and his first solo exhibition in over a decade.

‘Carapace’ is an exhibition of both recent works and a re-imagining of a number of pieces to reflect his current practice and ideas. As an artist who identifies as living with disability, Jeremy uses a variety of media including works on paper, paint, sculpture and digital media to explore identity, the body as a system of architecture in relation to technology and pathology.

Jeremy’s storey has recently been shown in a short documentary film, ‘The Ghost in the Machine,’ (in collaboration with local film makers the FW Collective) available on ABC iView.

Using a number of motifs with subjective meaning, these works describe a period of increased involvement with pathologies. How does the self respond to being identified as different, both physically and neurologically? How does this inform a sense of self-identity and ways of examining the world? Whilst the Carapace is a protective and shielding measure, it is also a growth and an expansion of knowledge, a contingency and an evolution.

The exhibition runs from 15th June to the 11th of July 2018.