2 May 2021

lily golightly - see a morningpale star gleams above like a brain

 Open 11am - 5pm Friday - Sunday 8-24 May 2021

Closing event Saturday 22 May 2-5pm

Artist's talks Saturday 22 May 3pm

see a morningpale star gleam above like a brain 

by lily golightly 

I have often dreamed about taking a walk in the very late night only to meet a shy UFO with soft translucent skin, perhaps even to just see a beautiful insect. We only ever meet for a short moment, it barely happens, as is often the case when interacting with those who are so mysterious and elusive. In these paintings I have tried to create safe places that might attract these friends who I only ever see very fleetingly and who seem to shy away from the human world. These paintings are skies, but not those that we can see from the windows in our house but perhaps those that we can only see when we are looking outside of a window in a dream. 

      lily gollightly Flowers, ants, UFOS, strawberry milk spilt everywhere, radio is fuzzy,
acrylic paint, watercolour, oil pastel, nail polish, glitter glue, pen on canvas, 60 x 70 cm, 2020.


Conditions of entry: 
Please do not come if you are unwell or a contact of a COVID-19 case.
Use the hand sanitisers provided at the entrance to Articulate.
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Keep 1.5 metres distance from others or wear a face mask

12 April 2021

Anke Stäcker - SERIOUSLY VAGUE - Random Discoveries

Open Fri - Sat 11am - 5pm
Opening Saturday 17 April 1-5pm


Random Discoveries

My work is the result of a photography and writing project about the exploration of streets in Sydney in as many suburbs as possible. My aim was to visit all kind of streets, boring or animating and see what they have to tell me. To find them, there had to be a method between randomness and order. 

Anke Stäcker Myrtle Lane 2020

Urban explorers have done this before me: You can drop a pin blindly on a map or follow an algorithm as in first right, second left, third left. I decided to explore streets with female names. This was a random choice but also a nod to the flâneuse, the female street explorer. Now, after more than a year and more than a hundred names, a new aspect has emerged. Most streets in Sydney have names of women whose history is forgotten. They are named after the wives, daughters and nieces of governors, settlers, developers, business men, factory owners.

Anke Stäcker Watch for Mabel St 2020

I started this project in February 2020, going through my old street directory and picking out the female names. There are different impressions each time, architecture, new construction sites and traces of history as well as casual moments, people passing, snatches of conversations, the graffiti, discarded things, official and unofficial signs. 

With the onset of COVID19 my project has also become a bit of a chronicle of these extraordinary times. 

The journal is available on my website