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The Pink Palace

Constance ARI + Risdon Prison


The Pink Palace

In 1963, the colour of the walls at Tasmania’s Risdon Prison led the Mercury newspaper in Hobart to dub it ‘The Pink Palace’.

Despite its slow fade into beige, the nickname stuck.

Over the past six months, four Tasmanian artists have been working in collaboration with four Risdon Prison inmates to create a series of new video works, featuring: a potato currency, virtual inmates, endurance performance by proxy and a horse named Salvatore. Time moves differently on the inside.

Artworks by: Samuel + Kristy, Michael + Tess, Dexter + Patrick, Karen + Maria.

Presented by Constance ARI and Dark Mofo.

+ Opens Friday 8 June, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
+ Continues until Sunday 24 June
+ Old Good Year Warehouse, corner of Argyle and Bathurst Street, Hobart.
Image courtesy of Constance ARI and Dark Mofo.

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The Pink Palace

39 Bathurst Street, Hobart TAS, Australia

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