‘PARADISO’ – A Beautiful Dream.
Curated by Kitty Clark
4 December 2019 – 12 January 2020
6pm Wednesday 4th December
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon
A leap of faith led to the opening of Saint Cloche. We didn’t focus on the day-to-day successes but on the day-to-day significance of Saint Cloche’s mission and that is, to unearth and support new talent in the Sydney art world. In this past year, so many of our dreams have manifested and become reality and we are so grateful.
Saint Cloche is first and foremost a gallery that celebrates humanity in all its diverse forms. It’s a democratic space that nurtures raw talent and meaningful connection by growing community. A gallery that cultivates friendly accessibility – an approachable place where all feel welcome, to collect something beautiful for themselves, and to know they are supporting emerging artists and a dynamic art culture itself.
At the end of each year Saint Cloche presents a Grand Finale group show. In the spirit of collaboration, PARADISO is the 5th edition curated by Saint Cloche Founder Kitty Clark and is designed to create dialogue, and promote and celebrate the diverse, creative talents of artist’s that have been handpicked to illuminate the curatorial concept.
This month-long exhibition is the crescendo to Saint Cloche’s 2019 exhibition schedule and for what has been an exciting and transformative year, with the gallery breaking plenty of new ground. PARADISO is a celebration that not only commemorates the many milestones achieved by Saint Cloche this year but is also a salute to the talents of emerging artists both in Australia and internationally. We are delighted to present, two international emerging artists, Daniel Barreto from Mexico and Yusuke Abe from Japan – at Saint Cloche, for the first time, connecting emerging artists from across the globe.
PARADISO – is a state of mind, it’s not a place. With the New Year fast approaching, this December, we are digging a little deeper and have asked our artists to take a creative leap into the hidden paradise of their dreams. Exploring Dante’s, literary work, ‘Divine Comedy’, Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘Spellbound’, the work of Dali and Giacometti, we encouraged our artists to delve into the surreal world of one’s own dreamscapes and bring life to their dreams. We invited them to be inspired by their own memories and dream sequences to form a contemporary narrative and to imagine a better world – the fuel needed to enable all great invention, change or innovation in life – to forge a pathway to a multi-dimensional utopian existence for our future. We have to see it and believe it to be able to birth a new reality, we need to focus on what we want to create, there’s no more time to float adrift without a compass. Let’s allow our dreams to establish new pathways and connections to a new way of being.
Welcome to ‘Paradiso’, a beautiful dream.
6pm Wednesday 4th December
We are thrilled to announce, PARADISO will be opened by presenter and creator of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Vogue’s Sustainability Editor, Clare Press.
Clare is a well-known author, public speaker and podcaster who specialises in sustainable fashion. In 2018, Clare was named Australian Vogue’s Sustainability Editor – the first in the world! An activist and advocate for sustainability to tackle the climate crisis, Clare has had an illustrious 20-year career in fashion journalism, and currently holds the positions of Global Ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative, and Sustainability Expert for Fashion Roundtable in the UK. She has been a member of Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution since 2014. She also sits on Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Sustainability Advisory Board and is one of Global Fashion Agenda’s Content Experts. She was named one of Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence 2019, and has been shortlisted in the Sustainability Champion category for the NSW Government’s Green Globe Awards 2019.
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