Anomie comes from the Greek ‘anomos’ meaning “lawless”. It is defined in the Merriam Webster Dictionary as ‘social instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values; also : personal unrest, alienation, and uncertainty that comes from a lack of purpose or ideals’.
I can’t place exactly where in my research I came across this word, but felt that it was a perfect fit for the tone of the work in this exhibition.
The show is comprised of etchings, photogravures, drawings, paintings on panel, ink paintings and mixed media works.
The works were made in five different cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Murwillumbah, San Francisco and Rome.
It opens at Australian Galleries in Sydney on Tuesday the 8th of March and runs until Monday 28th March.