Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Waiting can be unpleasant and gruelling, a forced pause in our busy lives. Or, as Andy Warhol famously remarked, “the idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting”. Visual stimulation occupies periods of waiting as a necessary distraction: people watching, window shopping, magazine browsing, Facebook updating are just some of the ‘involvement shields’ we erect to maintain solitude while waiting. Drawing from the Artbank collection, complimented with private loans, the works selected for The Waiting Room reflect on time, memory and desire to draw attention to the way we understand and perform this taken-for-granted facet of everyday life and its routines.
Trust us, anticipation brings reward.
Davida Allen, Tully Arnot, Garry Bish, Pat Brassington, Katthy Cavaliere, Sarah Curtis, Destiny Deacon, Julie Dowling, Neil Emmerson, Cherine Fahd, Andrew Gritscher, Madeleine Kelly, Anastasia Klose, Annika Koops, Kate Mitchell, Pru La Motte, Nell, Elvis Richardson, Darren Sylvester, Ingeborg Tyssen, Michelle Ussher, Wart, Mark Whalen, Emma White.