Tim Brook

Media Arts events

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Representative image for Australia Inland

Australia Inland

an exhibition at the Cork Street Gallery of straight photography: unmanipulated closeups assembled slowly over 25 years
The works reveal a delicacy of detail and a harshness of ground so characteristic of the Australian inland. Many of the images involve paint that is dripping, fading or peeling, but the images remain photographic, not painterly. The patterns were formed by random processes until they were captured in the photographic frame—they were not carefully constructed like the paintings of Pollock and the Abstract Expressionists, so they display quite different surface detail. Every image is a celebration of the unexpected beauty of that Australian icon, the corrugated-iron fence. After all, it is the delicacy of detail and the harshness of ground that is so characteristic of corrugated iron.


11 July–8 September 2019
Representative image for Line Work

Line Work

an exhibition of works by Caren Florance at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, including Bad Keys a code art work by Tim Brook
Subvert and convert the online hurt

Line Work builds on Florance’s research into online misogyny and trolling. This exhibition uses new and old systems of communication to explore ways to subvert and convert the hurt that we often carry around with us after encountering insults and verbal attacks in person and online.

Abstraction is the main strategy: words morph into webs of lines that simultaneously disconnect and connect. This is unloading, not downloading.


4 July–27 July 2019