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DAN ELBORNE

IN DEFENSE, 2016.

Handbuilt recycled/locally sourced clay, glaze, (individually) 135X3.5X3.5cm, 2016.

In Defense is a responsive protest toward the Australian federal governments (Friday, May 13th 2016) "black Friday" announcement to defund 65 previously supported arts companies and organisations.  This news follows a trend of continual attacks on the Australian arts sector since 2015, where arts funding has been severely cut alongside funding reallocations away from small-medium arts organisations and individual/emerging artists. 

In Defence presents wieldable objects reminiscent of medieval defensive measures; drawing loose parallels between an era of unfairness and brutal action alongside the nature of our current arts funding situation. 

For more information on this news follow this link.

You can also keep up to date with arts related news, events and calls to action through organisations such as NAVA

Photography: Dan Elborne

Background photograph by Alec Shultz.