Tortuga Studios is a big warehouse space in St Peters, where giant group shows are staged within its fascinating and creatively stimulating space. Their previous exhibitions have been giant and inspiring. We wrote about their celebration of the solstice, ‘The Longest Night’, in June last year, and photographed it too, so you can have a look at what the space is like. It’s an incredible place, and we’re lucky that warehouse spaces like Tortuga exist so that large group shows that engage with spaces, places and environments can happen right in the city.
Their latest giant group exhibition , ‘Road Trip’, opened last Friday, the 23rd of April, with performances by La Mancha Negra and Glitch Jukebox, and is conceptually based around the long hot asphalt of the good old road trip – a rite of passage that has become a widespread cultural myth. It features the works of Garth Knight, Jesse Cox, Jess Cook, Sam Ash, Johnny Bell, Elise Vaughn, Mini Graff, Will Coles, EARS, Shabnam Hameed and Madeleine Hetherton, Valentina Schulte, Perran Costi, Peter Strong, Jacq Sherry, Rachael Lafferty, Anthony Sawrey, Brian Paisley, Dillon MacEwan, Sergio Abugattás Tenaud, Pierre Cavalan, Jo Shand, Terry Archer, Alien Proof Construction, Marty Jay, Claire Conroy, Jess Pickford, Nicole Goldspink, Mark Swarz, Brent Reid, Ganbold Lundaa, Darian Zam, Azelia Maynard, Sarah Harvie, Andrea Davies, Kassandra Bossell, Justin Maynard, Alasdair Nicol, Hiske Weijers and others. That’s quite a lot of art. If you weren’t sure. It really is.
What: Road Trip at Tortuga Studios
Where: Tortuga Studios at 31 Princes Highway, St Peters, NSW
When: 24th April to 2nd May 2010
How: By Appointment
Over 35 emerging and established visual artists, photographers, sculptors, installation artists, multi-media, projection and film artists let loose in an inner city warehouse to explore a destination unknown.