Presented in partnership with Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Dean Cross’ Icarus, my Son is a semi-autobiographical exhibition that takes inspiration from the ancient Greek tragedy of Icarus and Daedalus. Throughout the exhibition, Cross examines themes universal to the experience of those in rural and remote communities who seek to expand their horizons. Featuring new video, sculptural and installation work, Icarus, my Son investigates ideas of home, ambition, cataclysm and loss.

Curated by Gina Mobayed and Daniel Mudie Cunningham.

Image: Dean Cross, Icarus, my Son, 2021, installation view. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

This is a free exhibition.

Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm

Dean Cross was born and raised on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country and is of Worimi descent. He is a paratactical artist interested in collisions of materials, ideas and histories. He is motivated by the understanding that his practice sits within a continuum of the oldest living culture on Earth – and enacts First Nations sovereignty through expanded contemporary art methodologies. He hopes to traverse the poetic and the political in a nuanced choreography of form and ideas. Dean has exhibited widely across the Australian continent and beyond and has work held by major institutions including the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. Cross is represented by Yavuz Gallery Sydney & Singapore. 

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This project was initiated by Goulburn Regional Art Gallery as part of The Good Initiative, a biennial $20,000 award to living artists. As exhibition partner, Carriageworks further invests in a major commission of new work from Dean Cross, the inaugural recipient of the award in 2020.