SKY CAVE

 

2021

Solo exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 2021 - 2022.

Conceived for the central gallery space at PICA, this body of work included sculpture, video and installation, using the dramatic height of the gallery for the presentation of historical hang gliders. Sky Cave continued my excavations of my family archives documenting an ever-present pursuit of flight.

 

The project continued my collaboration with my father, an amateur aviator for nearly 50 years. Sky Cave built on my parents’ pioneering contribution to the sport of hang gliding to examine the complexity of family narratives and relationship to place, and the transference of skill, memory and points of connection across generations.

Please see Exhibition Publication PDF here.

 

Limited edition publication featuring hand screen printing by Danni McGrath, reproduced family photos, log books, and visual diaries alongside curator essay by Sarah Wall and feature article by Emma Kelly, aviation journalist.

 

Designed by Amy Perejuan-Capone with text design by Tim Meakins.

Shown at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts October 20th 2021 -

January 7th 2022.

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Image by Amy Perejuan-Capone

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Image by Roger D'Souza

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Image by Amy Perejuan-Capone

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Sky Cave (PICA Central Gallery)
Sky Cave (PICA Central Gallery)

Heritage hang gliders 1972-1987, sequin appliqué, emergency blankets. Photo by Bo Wong.

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Sky Cave (PICA Central Gallery)
Sky Cave (PICA Central Gallery)

Heritage hang gliders 1972-1987, sequin appliqué, emergency blankets. Photo by Bo Wong.

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Sky Cave (PICA Central Gallery)
Sky Cave (PICA Central Gallery)

Heritage hang gliders 1972-1987, sequin appliqué, emergency blankets. Photo by Bo Wong.987, sequin appliqué, emergency blankets.

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Sky Cave (PICA Central Gallery)
Sky Cave (PICA Central Gallery)

Heritage hang gliders 1972-1987, sequin appliqué, emergency blankets. Photo by Bo Wong.

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The Trike (Dreamer 2)
The Trike (Dreamer 2)

Inherited broken hang glider (from Stubby, 1988), aluminium, plywood, engine, prop, rubber, steel, found objects.

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The Trike (Dreamer 2)wong_pica_skycave_132

Inherited broken hang glider (from Stubby, 1988), aluminium, plywood, engine, prop, rubber, steel, found objects.

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The Trike (Dreamer 2)
The Trike (Dreamer 2)

Inherited broken hang glider (from Stubby, 1988), aluminium, plywood, engine, prop, rubber, steel, found objects.

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The Trike (Dreamer 2)
The Trike (Dreamer 2)

Inherited broken hang glider (from Stubby, 1988), aluminium, plywood, engine, prop, rubber, steel, found objects.

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This project was generously supported by the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts commissioning fund.

 

The biggest thanks also go to Greg Perejua, Jacobus Capone, Holly O'Meehan, and Jill Paynter O'Meehan.