Resisting / Together / Again
Carly Lynch collaborated with her Father to stage a site-based performance, echoing a protest they attended in 2001 to rally against the development of Smiths Beach (WA). By means of exploring her own sense of identity, Lynch creates a situation where their current personal opinions are amplified and past conversations are revisited. Utilising remnant boxes from their 2012 move to the city as placards, the urgent remarks expose differences and help to crystallise their thoughts.
These four photographs were shown in a group exhibition, Father Daughter, at SEVENTH Gallery (Fitzroy, Melbourne).
Father Daughter, Gallery 1, 19th April – 4th May, 2018
Bina Butcher, Carly Lynch, Emma Jolley, Michelle Wells, Rachel Salmon-Lomas, Taylor Denning, Valleri Foster and Wendy Golden
Perth-based artists Bina Butcher, Carly Lynch, Emma Jolley, Michelle Wells, Rachel Salmon-Lomas, Taylor Denning, Valleri Foster and Wendy Golden work across a range of mediums to reflect upon fathers from a daughter’s perspective. A common sense of distance and movement is explored by revisiting past events, childhood memories and stories told. The artists consider the roles relocation, shifting occupations, value-systems and family structures play in forming their personal connections with their fathers. This exhibition offers viewers a space to reflect upon their own familial relationships and the commonalities and complexities located within individual and collective lived experience.