Temporary assembly amidst change

McKenzie, V. (2022). Temporary assembly amidst change, UPENDING | MENDING: Catalogue of the Twenty-eighth Faculty of Arts & Design Staff Art Exhibition, National Library of Australia.

Fires, floods and bugs sweep the country and creatives are exhorted to recover, to build resilience, to resume our collective progress into the future. Are we there yet? And where is that, anyway? The University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design annual exhibition presents diverse creative responses to the inspiration, and provocation, of the theme Upending | Mending. The vertical bar separating our key terms has various uses in mathematics, computing and typography. For us it works to separate and connect the terms in an unsettled relationship: mending is questioned and queered; upending is settled, but only for a time.