World Music was exhibited by local artist Andrew Varano for the first time at Fremantle Art Centre. The exhibition featured kinetic sound sculptures, video installations and Zen fountain prototypes. The artist questioned our seemingly inherent desire to set up relationships and narratives between things.

Varano used the ‘memory palace’, a technique to organise memories, to draw on disparate ideas from amateur beekeeping, conspiracy theory, global cultural production and the characters of Moby Dick, trying to reconcile the relationships between tenuous ideas.

Varano was the inaugural winner of the Dr. Harold Schenberg Art Prize for outstanding work in PICA’s Hatched National Graduate Exhibition in 2010. He is a co–director of OK Gallery in Northbridge and the recipient of the Australia Council JUMP national mentorship under internationally recognised contemporary artist Callum Morton.

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