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
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Gumba Dhalawa - Green Forest Country
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Oro Robado
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Dreaming Of You
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Dreaming Of You

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Medative Head
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Flavour Rage
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Perpetual Runaway (Life Fitness)
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Perpetual Runaway (Life Fitness)
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The Month Of Aries
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The Month Of Aries

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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

$4,500

Ghost Gum
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Ghost Gum

$1,500

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

$5,000

Big Blue
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Big Blue

$1,500

Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet

$1,500

Rivers And Lakes
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Rivers And Lakes

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Introspective Head
Introspective Head

$1,950

Complacent Head
Complacent Head

$1,950

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

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Clown Girl Forever
Clown Girl Forever

$570

Tacos Bubble Bowl
Tacos Bubble Bowl
Tacos Bubble Bowl

$850

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

$4,500

Ivory Bubble Dish
Ivory Bubble Dish

$600

Deep Blue Bowl
Deep Blue Bowl

$350

Unlyrical Crush
Unlyrical Crush
Unlyrical Crush

$550

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

$5,000

Attentive Head
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Attentive Head
Attentive Head

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Big Blue
Big Blue
Big Blue

$1,500

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

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Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet

$1,500

Oro Robado
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Oro Robado
Oro Robado

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Rivers And Lakes
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Rivers And Lakes

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Dreaming Of You
Dreaming Of You
Dreaming Of You

$990

Introspective Head
Introspective Head

$1,950

Medative Head
Medative Head
Medative Head

$1,950

Complacent Head
Complacent Head

$1,950

Flavour Rage
Flavour Rage
Flavour Rage

$460

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

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

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Clown Girl Forever
Clown Girl Forever

$570

The Month Of Aries
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The Month Of Aries

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Tacos Bubble Bowl
Tacos Bubble Bowl
Tacos Bubble Bowl

$850

Pulverised Fever Dream
Pulverised Fever Dream
Pulverised Fever Dream

$850

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

$4,500

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

$4,500

Ivory Bubble Dish
Ivory Bubble Dish

$600

Ghost Gum
Ghost Gum
Ghost Gum

$1,500

Deep Blue Bowl
Deep Blue Bowl

$350