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There Goes The Neighbourhood Exhibition and book project

Performance Space presents There Goes The Neighbourhood, a major curatorial commission and book project by local curators Zanny Begg and Keg de Souza. Exploring the global phenomena of gentrification through the local frame of Redfern, the curators have gathered artists, activists, philosophers, writers, architects, community groups and local planners around a common theme and within Sydney’s (and arguably, Australia’s) most contested suburb reports the South Sydney Herald of May 2009

Beginning with an exhibition opening and book launch, There Goes The Neighbourhood creates a space in which to engage in dialogues about the politics of urban space, offering multiple points of contact, communication and participation for visitors – from artist talks, film screenings and a tour of the Redfern-Waterloo area by artist collective, SquatSpace, and guest speakers.

The exhibition includes works by major international, Australian and local artists including photomedia artist Brenda L. Croft, Biennale of Sydney 08 artist Michael Rakowitz, and Danish activist practitioner Jakob Jakobsen.

The exhibition will be opened by prominent Indigenous activist Gary Foley.


Daniel Boyd, Brenda L. Croft, Lisa Kelly, SquatSpace, You Are Here, 16beaver, Temporary Services, Michael Rakowitz, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Evil Brothers, Miklos Erhardt and Little Warsaw, Jakob Jakobsen, Democracia, BijaRi, and a re-enactment of Allan Kaprow’s Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann.


Opening and Book Launch Fri May 22, 6pm

Exhibition runs till Sat June 27, 12-6pm (Tue-Sat)

Artist Talks - Brenda L. Croft: Sat May 23, 3pm

Artist Talks - Jakob Jakobsen: Sat May 23, 5pm

Artist Talks  - Temporary Services: Sat May 30, 4pm


Performance Space Carriageworks

245 Wilson St, Eveleigh

Special Events:

Allan Kaprow Information Session - Thu May 26, 6pm - Locksmith Gallery 6 Botany Rd, Redfern

SquatSpace Tour of Beauty - Sun May 31, 1pm (Meet at Carriageworks entrance)

Redfern Film Screening - Tue June 16, 7.30pm Performance Space

Image: Brenda L. Croft - Caption: Sue Ingram from the series Conference Call (1992)

Source: South Sydney Herald May 2009