Preppers - Tiyan Baker, Loren Kronemyer, Guy Louden, Dan McCabe, Thomas Yeomans
14 August 2021
3 September 2021
About the event
Image: Dan McCabe, ‘Pommy Plane DP’, 2019.
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.
This exhibition tour is dedicated to Paul Thompson and his significant contribution to ART ON THE MOVE and the cultural sector. He was the longest serving Executive Director for ART ON THE MOVE (1998 – 2015) who passed away in 2019.
This exhibiton was proudly sponsored by the Shire of Esperance and Regional Arts W.A.
ART ON THE MOVE is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
The Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOVE is funded by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message.