Dark is the night before day


Dark is the night before day



9 – 18 June 2023

Opening event: 

Friday 9 June, 5.00–8.00pm

Artist talks: 

Saturday 10 June, 2.00–3.00pm

Daily Opening Times :

Friday 9 – Monday 12: 10am–5pm or by appointment
Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14: by appointment
Thursday 15 – Sunday 18: 10am–5pm or by appointment

This winter, STATION is traveling south to Nipaluna/Hobart, to present an off-site exhibition during Dark Mofo at SOCIAL on Salamanca Place.

Held over ten days in the middle of June, midwinter in the southern hemisphere, the exhibition takes inspiration from the traditions and rituals associated with the winter solstice.

The word ‘solstice’ comes from the Latin ‘sol’ (sun) and ‘sistere’ (to stand), translating literally to the day the sun stands still. Marking the darkest and longest night of the year, winter solstice is celebrated both as a symbolic death of the moon and a rebirth of the sun, as the days slowly begin to lengthen again towards summer. This duality is explored in many of the works included in the exhibition, in the tension between moon and sun, dark and light, birth and death.

The exhibition will feature works by a group of STATION artists, including Jon Cattapan, Adam Lee, Clare Milledge, Nell, Jason Phu (who is presenting a major work for Dark Mofo), and Hobart’s own Heather B. Swann and Jake Walker.

Clare Milledge, NNW: ciar jet, 2023. Courtesy of the artist & STATION
Heather B. Swann, Luna, 2022. Courtesy of the artist & STATION
Jake Walker,194, 2022. Courtesy of the artist & STATION