Exhibition Opening | Preppers

Carnarvon Library and Gallery

April 2 to April 2

About this event

Visit Carnarvon Library and Gallery for the opening of Preppers on Thursday 2 April, 2020.

Around the world thousands of people are steadfastly preparing for the end of civilisation as we know it. Doomsday preppers, as they’re known, collect specialised survival products, skills, and knowledge, both in real life and as members of online communities. The prepper phenomenon is an expression of widely relatable cultural anxieties.

Preppers examines this global subculture and its distinct aesthetics, jargon and apocalyptic fantasies. The exhibition features five cutting edge Australian and International artists presenting sculpture, installation, video, and prints that reflect their fascination with, and participation in the culture of doomsday prepping.

Preppers invites audiences to engage with a plan for action in the face of current cultural anxieties through high tech and physically engaging contemporary works.

Image Credit: Dan McCabe ‘Red Biccy,’ 2019. Image courtesy the artist.

This exhibition tour is dedicated to his significant contribution to the organisation and cultural sector. Paul Thompson was the longest serving Executive Director for ART ON THE MOVE (1998-2015) who died in 2019.

Thursday 2 April, 2020

Exhibition continues until Saturday 2 May, 2020.

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Carnarvon Library and Gallery


18 Egan Street, Carnarvon WA 6701, Australia

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