Reverse Archaeologies

1 August - 20 September, 2024
Signaling a natural extension of a long tradition of mutual spatial and material influence between art and architecture, an exhibition of new works by practitioners between these disciplines investigate the history and teleology of casting forms, architectural fragmentation and site-specific sculptures.

The act of casting site specific material, historic plaques, monuments, and architectural surfaces in clay, plaster, silicon, glass, metal, bronze & brick carries significant social and cultural meaning. By replicating structures in tangible materials, we preserve their memory and history for future generations.

Here in reverse, a narrative is concealed, transferred into a coded surface or becomes a sculptural object. The process of casting itself represents a form of homage and reverence to the original structure or object, paying tribute to its cultural and historical memory.

Artists: Orson Heidrich, Jesse Hogan, Kate Newby, Byron Bourke

Technical, Academic & Curatorial Support By: Guillermo Fernández-Abascal, Prof. Jane Gavan, Stephanie Berlangieri, Dr. Michael Mossman

Publication Design: Public Office, Paul Mylecharane 

Sponsorship: The Brick Pit, Keane Ceramics 

Tin Sheds Gallery acknowledges the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, upon whose ancestral lands our exhibitions take place. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge of these lands, waterways and Country.

Top image: Reverse Acheologies, Hogan & Bourke, 2023. Tin Sheds view from City Road

Bottom image: Reverse Histories, Cast #7, 2023, Jesse Hogan. Image courtesy the artist

Tin Sheds Gallery

  • 148 City Road, Darlington Sydney, NSW

Tin Sheds Gallery