For Saint Cloche’s Grand Finale Group presentation this year, Curator, Kitty Clark brings together the rich and diverse talents of 19 artists to create a supreme odyssey taking the essence of the iconic era of the 1990’s – a pivotal time in our history and culture of peace, prosperity, and the internet. Escapade’s translation of this ‘best decade ever’, into a contemporary vocabulary, is simultaneously authentic to Saint Cloche and unequivocally unique to director Kitty Clark’s signature curatorial approach in her pursuit of expression. Tapping into the 90’s era of optimism, along with an accumulated unobserved growth and transformation in relation to everything we’ve been exposed to along the way has primed us for this moment.

Everything in our world is a colour journey and it is ‘us’ that assigns the colour – an interpretation by our brain to the vibration of light. The vibrant and contrasting palette mirrors the spectrum of emotions encountered in the pursuit of escape and the thrill of adventure – danger, pleasure and exuberance. It can be playful and unexpected as it is luminous and subtle. Seeing a shade of colour in the natural landscape can always bring us back to Country, a form of escapism and our natural urge to reconnect with Nature. This group of artists will take you on an exploration of material sensitivity whilst narrating a journey of colour through heritage, nostalgia and so much more. We will look back, to look forward.

This festive season, we invite you to step onto a threshold to take one last reflective look back, before we step boldly into the new year – an uncharted path through challenging, significant times. We are on the precipice of reshaping our course, looking to adapt and learn to find inspiring, innovative, and ground-breaking ways to navigate the uncertain waters ahead with equal parts heart and head to regenerate ourselves and our planet. Looking back to look forward again, let’s invoke a new sense of hope in our hearts.

Escapade

“As each year unfolds, and a new horizon beckons, my gaze turns to the past for inspiration and hope. In retrospection, I discover the courage to face the future anew, invoking a renewed sense of hope for a reimagined tomorrow.

In this remarkable era, I am reminded that, through an undaunting capacity to change, we hold the power to break down barriers and usher in a dawn of a new artistic era—beyond our wildest dreams. It is a time to celebrate the transformative potential of art and embrace the limitless possibilities that lie ahead.”

– Kitty Clark

FEATURED ARTISTS

Annie Mangen @anniemangen

Bec Smith @b.ecsmith

Beth Gibbeson @bethgibbeson

Charlotte Alldis @charlottealldis

Charlotte Swiden @charlotteswiden

Daniel O’Toole @daniel.otoole

Emma Labattaglia @emma_labattaglia

Emma Lipscombe @emmalipscombe_

Hannah Lange @hannahlange.art

Joshua Searle @joshua_searle_art

Katie Manekshaw @molluskandstone

Natalie Synnot @sin_not

Leanne Xiu Williams @leannexiu

Nikolaus Dolman @nikolausdolman

Nunzio Miano @nunziomiano

Ria Green @ria.m.green

Sarana Haeata @saranahaeata

Sonia Gill @soniagillartist

Valerie Vigar @son_ra__ceramics

Curated by Kitty Clark

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Unlyrical Crush
Unlyrical Crush
Unlyrical Crush

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Attentive Head
Attentive Head
Attentive Head

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Gumba Dhalawa - Green Forest Country
Gumba Dhalawa - Green Forest Country
Gumba Dhalawa - Green Forest Country

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Oro Robado
Oro Robado
Oro Robado

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Dreaming Of You
Dreaming Of You
Dreaming Of You

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Medative Head
Medative Head
Medative Head

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Flavour Rage
Flavour Rage
Flavour Rage

$306.00

Perpetual Runaway (Life Fitness)
Perpetual Runaway (Life Fitness)
Perpetual Runaway (Life Fitness)

$346.00

The Month Of Aries
The Month Of Aries

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Pulverised Fever Dream
Pulverised Fever Dream
Pulverised Fever Dream

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Non Parlo Italiano/Searching For A Bed in Rome
Non Parlo Italiano/Searching For A Bed in Rome
Non Parlo Italiano/Searching For A Bed in Rome

$2,992.00

Ghost Gum
Ghost Gum
Ghost Gum

$997.00

A Butterfly Flaps It's Wings/Time Ripple I + II
A Butterfly Flaps It's Wings/Time Ripple I + II
A Butterfly Flaps It's Wings/Time Ripple I + II

$3,324.00

Big Blue
Big Blue
Big Blue

$997.00

Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet

$997.00

Rivers And Lakes
Rivers And Lakes

$732.00

Introspective Head
Introspective Head

$1,297.00

Complacent Head
Complacent Head

$1,297.00

Self Punk'd Into Submission
Self Punk'd Into Submission
Self Punk'd Into Submission

$346.00

Clown Girl Forever
Clown Girl Forever

$379.00

Tacos Bubble Bowl
Tacos Bubble Bowl
Tacos Bubble Bowl

$565.00

Looking Inside Stromboli Volcano/Night Skinny Dipping
Looking Inside Stromboli Volcano/Night Skinny Dipping
Looking Inside Stromboli Volcano/Night Skinny Dipping

$2,992.00

Ivory Bubble Dish
Ivory Bubble Dish

$399.00

Deep Blue Bowl
Deep Blue Bowl

$233.00

Unlyrical Crush
Unlyrical Crush
Unlyrical Crush

$366.00

A Butterfly Flaps It's Wings/Time Ripple I + II
A Butterfly Flaps It's Wings/Time Ripple I + II
A Butterfly Flaps It's Wings/Time Ripple I + II

$3,324.00

Attentive Head
Attentive Head
Attentive Head

$1,297.00

Big Blue
Big Blue
Big Blue

$997.00

Gumba Dhalawa - Green Forest Country
Gumba Dhalawa - Green Forest Country
Gumba Dhalawa - Green Forest Country

$2,925.00

Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet

$997.00

Oro Robado
Oro Robado
Oro Robado

$366.00

Rivers And Lakes
Rivers And Lakes

$732.00

Dreaming Of You
Dreaming Of You
Dreaming Of You

$659.00

Introspective Head
Introspective Head

$1,297.00

Medative Head
Medative Head
Medative Head

$1,297.00

Complacent Head
Complacent Head

$1,297.00

Flavour Rage
Flavour Rage
Flavour Rage

$306.00

Self Punk'd Into Submission
Self Punk'd Into Submission
Self Punk'd Into Submission

$346.00

Perpetual Runaway (Life Fitness)
Perpetual Runaway (Life Fitness)
Perpetual Runaway (Life Fitness)

$346.00

Clown Girl Forever
Clown Girl Forever

$379.00

The Month Of Aries
The Month Of Aries

$366.00

Tacos Bubble Bowl
Tacos Bubble Bowl
Tacos Bubble Bowl

$565.00

Pulverised Fever Dream
Pulverised Fever Dream
Pulverised Fever Dream

$565.00

Looking Inside Stromboli Volcano/Night Skinny Dipping
Looking Inside Stromboli Volcano/Night Skinny Dipping
Looking Inside Stromboli Volcano/Night Skinny Dipping

$2,992.00

Non Parlo Italiano/Searching For A Bed in Rome
Non Parlo Italiano/Searching For A Bed in Rome
Non Parlo Italiano/Searching For A Bed in Rome

$2,992.00

Ivory Bubble Dish
Ivory Bubble Dish

$399.00

Ghost Gum
Ghost Gum
Ghost Gum

$997.00

Deep Blue Bowl
Deep Blue Bowl

$233.00