10 November 2020

Jeffrey Wood's Weapons of Choice: artist's talk and last weekend

Artist talk & Closing event: Sunday 15 November 1-4pm

Open 11am-5pm Fri-Sun till 15 November.

It is a great pity that Weapons of Choice is closing a week early due to events controlled by St Vincent's Hospital - see 

Jeffrey Wood Weapons of Choice 2020 (detail)

Jeffrey Wood Weapons of Choice (detail) 2020

Weapons of choice
Jeffrey Wood presents a new body of work, made while self isolating during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Four small sculptures of iconic military weaponry, are all made from the materials immediately available at home. Caring for two cats; Gonzo and Eddie ensure a consistent supply of Cat food tins.The material has a unique aesthetic quality, having a texture and finish similar to Brass or Gold. The pandemic has shut down the global economy and the consequences of that unprecedented but necessary halt to commence is largely unknown and frightening. The Weapons of choice collection is a response to the science driven shutdown and influenced by the philosophy of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and American artist Tom Sachs. Wood is interested in our participation in the economy through consumption. The ubiquitous act of feeding the cats is inextricably intertwined with the manufacture and proliferation of weapons. Is that the price of freedom and happiness?

This project is supported by funding from the Inner West Council

Conditions of entry to the exhibition:
As there are limited places in Articulate due to COVID, please be prepared to wait if it is full when you arrive.
Please stay at home if you’re unwell.
Stay at home if you’ve been in contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case.
Please wear a face mask in Articulate.
Utilise hand sanitisers provided at the entrance to Articulate.
Fill in your contact tracing information on entry to Articulate.
Maintain 1.5 metres distance from other people.