Private Island

Private Island is an experimental arts project based in central Perth, WA. It is supported by DLGSC and hosted by Girls School. It is curated by artists – Guy, Ellen, Oliver, Tiyan, Jack, and Tom.

I'm Chillin @ Home
Ellen Broadhurst, Tom Rogers
4—27 September 2020

A collection of video, sculptural and installation works considering our interaction with the outside world during the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine. Throughout this decidedly interior period; devices, screens and windows (literal and otherwise) framed and recontextualised our otherwise familiar physical environment, community and relationships – reality was experienced largely as a reflection. Often; Isolation, paranoia, worry and boredom presented as further psychological barriers/filters/mirrors through which we experienced both the wider world as well as our own private, interior worlds.

Panic Buy
Tiyan Baker, Guy Louden
2—24 October 2020

Solid ground cracked, and everything permanent and inevitable fell away. Panic buying is a local expression of this age of global contingency. On bare supermarket aisles the tensions between the individual, the communal, and the corporate play out in a crisis of excess and necessity. Who prepares our communities for universal calamity? Panic buying is the climax of a system primed for collapse. This exhibition of video and 2D artwork is a first-time collaboration between NSW artist Tiyan Baker and WA artist Guy Louden.

Oranging Rain Glow
Jack Wansbrough, Oliver Hull
2—24 October 2020

Oranging Rain Glow is a pinboard structure, wired with video simulations, found objects and lamps. A computer predicts the movement of leaves on a tree over and over, scored by musicians, foley artists and asmr performers. Meanwhile, a metal wizard is soldered into a knot of wires linking domestic lamps, speakers, and screens. The objects and simulations are playfully interdependent, jittering into, passing through, sensing and activating one another. Oranging Rain Glow is the second collaborative installation by Oliver Hull and Jack Wansbrough.

Install photography Dan McCabe. Social photography Jim Hall.