Deep Revolt opens at SAM today

By Shepparton News

The interactive installations of Melbourne-based, English-born artist Arlo Mountford will be on display at Shepparton Art Museum.

Deep Revolt will be exhibited for two months, showcasing a number of large-scale installations comprising sound, video, animation, drawings and sculpture.

The Shepparton showcase of the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery exhibition, toured by Museums and Galleries NSW, is the only viewing in Victoria, which SAM curator Lara Merrington said was an exciting addition for the town.

‘‘We’re very lucky to have this show,’’ she said.

‘‘We’ve exhibited Arlo’s work before, about 10 years ago, but this is a first big showing of a retrospective practice.

‘‘He’s quite a young artist, so it’s unusual you’d see a large major solo show which looks back on a body of his work ... I think we’ll have audiences in Shepparton engaged with the exhibition on a whole lot of different levels.’’

Ms Merrington said Deep Revolt challenged the ideas of time, history and our contemporary norms across a 15-year span of Mr Mountford’s work.

His animated films are hand drawn with a mouse, directly into a computer, enabling him to re-imagine real and created spaces from the art world.

Deep Revolt will be exhibited at SAM from today until June 10.