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Curated by Justin Hinder (VIC) & Anna Louise Richardson (WA)

Developed in association with Arts Project Australia

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7 May - 11 Jun


Arts Project Australia, 24 High St, Northcote


Mon–Fri 9am–5pm | Sat 10am–5pm
OPENING Sat 7 May 3pm

Artist talk
Sat 21 May 2pm | 60 min | Free




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Auslan interpeted opening Sat 7 May 3pm, and artist talk Sat 21 May 2pm

Event Details

Featuring Richard Lewer & Eden Menta, Paul Hodges & Georgina Cue, Katherine Hattam & Megan Sloan, Kate Knight & Kate Just, Mark Smith & Chili Philly (VIC)

Telltale takes you through the dusty corridors of a once majestic hotel, steeped in the echoes of a mysterious past. A place where lovelorn ghosts float through tumbling children, and where laughter, tears, breakfast and booze blend into a heady cocktail of comic tragedy. Ten artists cross paths as guests in a story that unfolds through fact, fiction and somewhere in between, revealing lost secrets of the scandalous Telltale family before checkout closes for the last time.

Telltale is a writing and exhibition project centred on a narrative conceived by ten artists, written by Justin Hinder and explored over a series of collaborative workshops and studio sessions. In pairs, they have created a suite of works including painting, ceramics, video and drawing, that interpret and respond to the stories built up around the mythical hotel Telltale Grande, where some guests are destined to stay forever.

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    Kate Just and Kate Knight, 'Telltale artists', 2015. Photographer Simon Strong

Telltale was developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program with Arts Project Australia for Next Wave Festival 2016.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.