Immersive & Interactive, Visual Art & Design



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Fri 25 Feb - Sun 6 Mar | 4 hours The Gallery
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A ghostly visual wonderland. Born of the shadows and the beauty that exists in the cracks between worlds, it is a sensory, evocative experience that blooms with light and sound.

Brought to you by Tortuga Studios – one of Sydney’s longest-standing artist-run spaces – LIMINAL is a multi-disciplinary visual art exhibition tangled into the stories and heritage of The Rocks.

Liminality occupies the space at either side of a threshold and describes the crawl of shadow or the bright leap of light as it advances and retreats across the space between science and superstition. Ambiguous, disorienting and transitional, it is woven into equinoxes, solstices, changes of season and the folding over of years.

Steeped in folklore, this is a place in which sight, sound and smell are challenged and anything can happen. Its sensory edges are cloaked in wraithlike disturbance, liminal beings crossing the boundaries of time and space.

Iridescent, misted, pulsing with suggestion, this show breathes light into dark corners and casts shadows like confetti. Shivers of light play across a proud historic palette, whispers of sound entice you to investigate, and the scent of something strange tweaks your senses.

LIMINAL features the artwork of some of Sydney’s seminal visual artists.

Tortuga Studios is one of Sydney’s largest and longest-running artist-run spaces, it is as eclectic as it is acclaimed. A stalwart of Sydney’s creative arts and cultural production sector, its primary role is the safeguarding of affordable, for-purpose space for creative practitioners of all stripes.

Show details

Show details
  • 4 hours
  • Venue 1: The Gallery
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  • Australian Premiere
  • Things to note: Covid-19: Please note all Sideshow attendees must be fully vaccinated; proof of vaccination will be required upon entry.
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The Gallery

73 George St, The Rocks
Telephone: 0402 371 004

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