Evolution Of Desire To The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction

Exhibition dates: Wed 28 August to Fri 6 September 2013
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Evolution Of Desire To The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction

Exhibition by Hobart Hughes

“Sexual desire is a heat haze in the distance; the more we chase it the more it recedes. This is the disappearing horizon of desire. So in the end, most of us settle on some image, some sense, some mysterious relationship with desire that provides some satisfaction with that distance. Every now and then we try to thrill ourselves to close that gap, but distance usually returns. It’s a relationship with our imagination that consistently compels us to engage in a search for a consistent ardor.”

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1979City Art Institute, UNSW

Sculpture and Installation

2010Carbon Copy, Sawmillers Art Prize
Automatic, Damien Minton Gallery
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Redleaf Council Chambers
2009Animals Attacking People In Animal Costumes, Damien Minton Gallery 2008Placed, Damien Minton Gallery 2007 Epiphany, video installation- Ivan Doherty Gallery
The Mind Beneath Video installation- Damien Minton Gallery
2006 Theatre of Museums- Sydney Moving Image Collation
Two Monks- Sydney Moving Image Collation
Ruptured By Delight, solo show of sculpture and installation- Sheffer Gallery
‘Approaching Intimacy’ ‘Contemporary Miniatures’- Ivan Doherty Gallery
2005 ‘Out There’ sculpture- Ivan Doherty Gallery2004 ‘Stations Of The Cross’  installation- Sydney Town Hall2001 ‘Animals in a Flooded Garden’ sculptures- Boutwell Draper Galley, Redfern2000 ‘Human Tide’  installation’- Olympic arts Festival1999 ‘Collectorscope’  installation- Ivan Doherty Gallery1997 ‘Fragile Vortex’, installation- Artspace


2009I Was A Middle Aged Termite, Art Gallery NSW2008‘I was a Middleaged Termite’ Damien Minton Gallery2006‘The Mind Beneath’ object theatre Sheffer Gallery & Damien Minton Gallery1999‘Brutus & Mingos Last Stand’1990Nasty Piece Of Work’ Director/Co-writer (Crossroads Theatre)1984 – 1988Founding Member of ‘Even Orchestra’ (multimedia theatre)

Selected Animation

2008Removed, Figuring Landscapes Tate Modern2004 The Wind Calls Your Name, Sydney Film Festival 1994Mingo and Brutus, Broadcast  on ‘House Of Fun’1987‘Crust’, 16mm  1984‘Germ Of An Idea’, 16mm