David Lawrey & Jaki Middleton

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David Lawrey (b. 1973, Melbourne) and Jaki Middleton (b. 1979, Sydney) are a creative partnership and artistic collaboration based in Sydney. Their work involves constructed sculptural works that incorporate motion, optical phenomena and repetition. Appropriating iconic snippets of film, photography and history, the artists re-stage these fragments within sculptural installations in order to observe, breakdown and reconfigure familiar narratives.

Recent exhibitions include Living in the Ruins of the Twentieth Century at UTS Gallery, Sydney (2013); Time & Vision at the Bargehouse Gallery, London (2012), Otherworldly at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2011); New Acquisitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and Abandon Normal Devices at FACT, Liverpool, UK (both 2009). The artists have recently returned from a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Lawrey & Middleton’s works have been collected by private collectors in Australia and overseas as well as the MCA, Sydney and the Wollongong City Gallery.

For more exhibitions, projects and works see Lawrey & Middleton’s website: http://www.wayback.net.au

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