Darkest before dawn

Richard J Bell, Jesse Bisset, Teigan Blackshaw, Mahlie Jewell, Ariel Riveros and Jeff Wood

Curated by George Tillianakis

Thursday 19 September, 6–8pm

Artist talks with Liam Benson and performance from Jesse Bisset from 6.30pm

Exhibition Dates
20 September – 29 September  

Access Information

The Ideas Platform is wheelchair accessible, and the artist talks will be Auslan interpreted. 

Jeff Wood, M1A1 Abrams battle tank from ‘Weapons of Choice’, 2019, courtesy the artist and Front Up. Photo: Lola Pinder


Darkest Before Dawn is a showcase of work from emerging artists involved in the Front Up Emerge 2018 program, an engagement project developed by Front Up and led by Liam Benson assisted by Rosalind Stanley. Front Up is an arts and culture hub founded by Ability Options, which connects professional artists and emerging practitioners living with disability.

This Ideas Platform project is the culmination of a collaboration between the Art Gallery of NSW, Front Up and Artspace. The six artists involved in the program have worked closely with artist George Tillianakis to develop their practice. This exhibition interrogates and expands on concepts from the Front Up Emerge 2018 program and showcases fresh ideas and processes in the development of new work.

Jeff Wood 
Weapons of Choice



This outreach project is a collaboration between Front Up, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Artspace. Curated by George Tillianakis.