Lismore Regional Gallery | Museum of My Friends #1 by Marion Conrow
Lismore Regional Gallery is holding the official opening of Museum of My Friends #1 by Marion Conrow, the award-winning regional Australian interdisciplinary artist, from 6pm on 5 April.
Museum Of My Friends #1 explores aspects of Marion’s Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) sustained in a severe car accident in 2007. House bound, unable to converse, isolated, asleep most of the time and without memory; thereby losing friends and communication with the outside world.
“I hope to raise awareness about MTBI, an invisible disability that most struggle to understand,” Marion says.
Museum Of My Friends #1 is the first in series of social portraits encapsulating conversations and interactions with friends, “holding their memory in holographic pods, living reliquaries when my brain cannot”. An evolving body of work, this series’ focus is on friends who are creative peers based in the Northern Rivers. Each portrait will present a friend and their universe. The sculpture made with Urban Arts Projects features Marion’s screen projection technique, prolific at festivals, events and arts projects over the past 25 years. It is envisioned that future sculptures will be one person per “memory pod”, this work is in development with videos being added over time.
Museum of My Friends #1 runs from 9 March – 21 April.
For more information visit the Lismore Regional Gallery website.