A History of Forgetting: Alex Seton

11 February 2022 - 17 April 2022

Alex Seton - Meet Me Under the Dome

Alex Seton
Installation view, Meet Me Under the Dome
26 November – 23 December 2020 Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
Image courtesy of the artist

A History of Forgetting continues Alex Seton’s interrogation of the unreliability of memory, both personal and collective. For the artist, growing up in Australia is to be aware of the blank pages in our history books. Centred on the idiosyncratic memories of his own childhood growing up in rural NSW, the show is a deeply personal elegy to the place of his upbringing that grapples with the passing of time and the importance of bringing our stories to the fore.

Incorporating photography, video work and new marble carvings alongside an original musical work, the solo exhibition captures Seton’s deep love of his childhood landscape and presents poignant and often humorous reflections on the fallibility of memory.

A Tweed Regional Gallery initiative.

Alex Seton is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore.

Art & live music with artist Alex Seton & collaborators

Alex at Wombeyan Quarry
Image credit: Alex Seton at Wombeyan Quarry. Photo by Vasili Vasileiadis

Saturday 12 February 2022 | 6 pm – 8 pm

Join us for a special evening of art and live music with artist Alex Seton and his musical collaborators, Charlie Chan (Global Orchestra) & James Beck (Sydney Art Quartet), inspired by his new solo exhibition.

Alex will share insights into his unique artistic practice and a recent collaboration with musicians, resulting in the creation of a unique performance piece, Meet Me Under the Dome. The piece will be performed live on the night in the exhibition surrounded by Alex's artwork.

Co-presented by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd with support from our partners Husk Distillers.

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