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Kelly’s Garden

DHART-Kellys-Gdn-MAR2010-2nd-056Once a carter’s backyard, an escaped convict’s hideaway and a drying room for apple juice filters, Kelly’s Garden is a striking venue that offers a unique urban heritage environment for contemporary sculptors and installation artists.

Kelly’s Garden is a courtyard enclosed by the three storey brick and stone walls of the old warehouses it once serviced. It is accessed via Kelly’s Lane off Salamanca Place, and has a large sliding gate with specially designed peepholes.

The garden has been restored to cater for a continuing program of large scale sculpture and installation works.

Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects

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Carpet (2010) by Derek Hart. Photograph by Craig Opie.

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June 2017

Well, Hello!

10 June - 16 July

Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects #27 An installation by Sanja Pahoki Well, Hello! is a site-specific installation that considers the relationship between a tourist/spectator/viewer and host/place/artwork. Humans have a need to be recognised by others, this is how our subjectivity is formed. In more religious times, it was God who was a witness to our soul. Nowadays it is the internet. People upload numerous selfies, with the desire to be seen, recognised, liked. But if everyone is busy uploading images of themselves…

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