‘Rainbow’s End’: a collection of artefacts from a possible future curated by Heath Killen for our Cabinets on the ground floor
The year is 2060. A series of catastrophes have decimated the earth’s population. Global communications have been destroyed. We are alone. Here in Australia, those of us who have survived have formed tribes, living in small pockets of the country that are still habitable. We are scattered across the land: the mountains, rivers, deserts, and forests. We create communities in response to our new homes. We use the materials available to us – either found in nature or scavenged from the ruins of nearby cities and towns. Rather than rebuild the civilisation that we lost, we try to forge a new future that will set us on a different path than the one that brought us here.
With works by Dale Hardiman, Dave Teer, Heath Killen, Helle Jorgensen, James Walsh, Kate Rohde, Kevina Jo Smith, Michael Gray, Peachey & Mosig, Tracey Deep and Valerie Restarick.
We are interested in people. Being interested in people means we are also interested in the objects people make and use. Throughout the ground floor of Hotel Hotel we had several glass cabinets that we used as small exhibition spaces. They were curated by invited curators, artists and designers. The cabinets were a study of human and natural life – artefacts that document our existence and tell a story about who ‘we’ are and what is important to us.