Rowan Moyle Permanent Post VacationOpening: Tuesday 20 November, 6-8pm Dates: 20 November-8 December 2012
‘Permanent Post Vacation’ is an ongoing project exploring the discrepancy between our spatial experience of cities at home and overseas, as solitary backpackers and as integrated locals. I am interested in the interstitial space between arrival and settlement. The point before we fall back into the general flow of everyday life, where travel becomes more or less limited to commutation and innocent exploration is construed as loitering or time-wasting. Responding to personal feelings associated with post-travel, this project culminates in spatial interventions, walks, and other coping strategies aimed to invoke feelings of the uncanny and unfamiliar within my everyday environment.
Rowan Moyle is an emerging artist working with diverse materials and methodologies. Rowan completed a Bachelor of Visual Art and a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University in 2010. In 2011 he was awarded the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Award and extensively travelled throughout Japan and India. Returning to Australia in 2012, he has begun exhibiting in artist-run initiatives across Melbourne including Seventh and Platform, and has been able to utilise his recent travel experiences to provide insight into his practice and collaborative projects as a member of ACAB Collective. Rowan is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Education at Monash University.