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The Apocalypse Tapestry of Darlinghurst

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East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

34 Burton Street

Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

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Five Visual Artists have been invited to explore the possibilities of ESCAC as a blank canvas, responding to the venue’s history, location and significance.

The Apocalypse Tapestry of Darlinghurst is a direct reference to the 14th Century Apocalypse Tapestry of Angers, France.

Immersive large scale painting, textile and installation speaks to middle ages religious imagery and brings in to question notions of equality, damnation and the enduring human spirit.

Investigating beliefs around the apocalypse in current world context of politics, environment, housing & human folly, TATOD similarly reflects on national and local issues such as the marriage equality debate and Darlinghurst’s changing face as an artistic hub or queer neighbourhood.

This Exhibition culminates after a recent trip to Europe and the Apocalypse Tapestry of Angers. There, in all its resplendent beauty, a depiction of the Apocalypse is shown through lush weaving in a 140-metre tapestry from the middle ages. The tapestry was revered but eventually ended up as scraps, used as cloth to rub down horses or wipe feet on in a religious depository. It was later restored and exhibited where it rests today in Angers.

Exhibition runs: 8 March – 7 April

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