EXCAVATION: The Armory Exhibition 2012

Exhibition catalogue authored by Pedro de Almeida, published by Sydney Olympic Park Authority, 2012. Paperback, 60 pp., edition of 1000. Designed by Dova Sin. Cover image: Simon Maberley, Midas (fool's gold), 2010 (detail), courtesy the artist.

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EXCAVATION: The Armory Exhibition 2012, presented at Newington Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park, 17 June– 19 August 2012, was a group exhibition of work by 21 Australian artists associated with Newington Armory’s residency and artistic program since 2005. EXCAVATION explored connections between the conceptual methodologies and formal experiments of contemporary artists and the significant history of land reclamation, industrial activity, adaptive re-use and urban development on the Newington and Homebush estates. The exhibition included several new work commissions including a temporary site-specific outdoor installation by Gary Deirmendjian.

Artists: Osnat Almog, Alexis Apfelbaum, Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy, Rose Daridis, Gary Deirmendjian, Paul du Moulin, Bonita Ely, Adam Galea, John Gillies, Szilvia György, Tevita Havea, Locust Jones, Akira Kamada, Heather Kepski, Simon Maberley, James McCallum, Deborah Redwood, Khaled Sabsabi, Dianne Turner and Jessica Tyrrell.

Curated by Pedro de Almeida.

With thanks to Tony Nesbitt, Manager Arts Programming, Sydney Olympic Park Authority.