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    Educator Briefing – Lee Salomone: Fragments; a widening vision

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    Educators will join ACE’s Associate Curator Rayleen Forester for an insider's look at Lee Salomone: Fragments; a widening vision

    This curator tour is a great opportunity to learn about the opportunities ACE provides to students, educators and early-career artists.
    Enjoy a drink on ACE, receive a free art publication bundle, catch up with friends—and even meet someone new! Professional learning certificates provided on request.

    Educator Briefing – 2024 Porter Street Commission: Lee Salomone
    Thursday 30 May 2024
    5pm – 6pm
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    ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Fragments; a widening vision
    Fragments; a widening vision
    , poetically weaves together form and image interlacing memory with personal and ancestral histories.

    Speaking to the pathways of experience altered by immigration and assimilation, Lee Salomone’s exhibition is grounded in intergenerational learning, an acknowledgment of First Nations country, and deepening our understanding of settler colonial experience. Fragments; a widening vision is the first major institutional exhibition by Lee Salomone in over a decade. 

    Envisaged as a metaphorical garden, fostered and cared for by elders, family, and educators Fragments; a widening vision proposes a site for growth. Through a process of bronze casting and a recalibration of found objects and natural materials, Salomone embeds allegory and narrative into his sculptures. By sowing new seeds of connectivity between migrant histories and the enduring cultural practices sustained by First Nations peoples, Salomone’s 2024 Porter Street Commission is an example of allyship and nurturing story-telling.

    Fragments; a widening vision interrelates Salomone’s own familial connections to gardening and caring for Country, documenting his ongoing journey of self-education and consultation with Kaurna Elders and community. Rooted in the gallery space, Fragments; a widening vision is a passage for both story and memory, fostering growth and understanding between people and homelands.

    About 2024 Porter Street Commission

    Now in its fourth year, the Porter Street Commission annually awards $20,000 to a South Australian artist at any stage of their career to create an ambitious new work to be presented as a solo exhibition at ACE in the following year. 

    Lee Salomone is the recipient of this award for 2024.

    Learn more about the Porter Street Commission on our website. 


    Feature Image: Lee Salomone's studio (2024). Photography by Peter Fong.

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