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Evangeline Riddiford Graham: Look Out, Fred!


Sat 22 Apr 2017, 11:00am–4:00pm
Wed 26 Apr 2017, 11:00am–6:00pm
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 11:00am–6:00pm
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 11:00am–6:00pm
Sat 29 Apr 2017, 11:00am–4:00pm

Where: Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Level 1/147 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Opening: Wednesday April 5, 5:30pm
Artist talk and readings: Saturday April 22, 1pm

Look out, Fred! is a new installation by Evangeline Riddiford Graham that explores relationships between contemporary mythmaking and classical texts.

Using the structure of a perpetual canon - a term for a musical composition in which the song and its echo repeat indefinitely - the artist has composed an audio work from a layered, spoken-word narrative. Presented within a listening circle that loosely resembles a campfire, Look out, Fred! re-examines archetypal characters and modes of storytelling.

The script follows the song of Fred, a caustic cowboy who tells a familiar campfire story. However, his ʻechoʼ has other ideas. As Fredʼs identity is gradually unbuttoned, the rigid outlines of his cowboy protagonist self-bleed into his chaotic anti-echo, which increasingly takes on its own alternative campfire persona, that of a Dionysian reveller.

About the artist:
Evangeline Riddiford Graham is an artist and writer currently living in Wellington. Recent exhibitions include Inhabiting Space, The Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, 2016 (with Juliet Carpenter); Loverdose Tattoo, North Projects, Christchurch, 2015 (group); Not Good, I Start Again, Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts, Pennsylvania (with Grace Troxell); Street Talk, Window, Auckland, 2015; The Day is a Fume, The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2014 (group, both with Juliet Carpenter). Evangeline holds a BFA (Hons, 2012) from Elam School of Fine Arts, a conjoint BA in Philosophy (2013) from the University of Auckland, and a Masters in Creative Writing from Victoria University.

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