Image: Photograph courtesy the artist

David Attwood and Jurek Wybraniec will create, with some help from their friends, an Emu Export wizard stick that will snake throughout the entire gallery space. Green & Gold is both a monument and a protest – a reflection on an outdated, outmoded icon and a refusal to let go.
The wizard stick is a drinking game, where upon finishing your beer you tape it to the bottom of your next beer. The recent events around Emu Export and its shift from a WA brewed beer and an icon of WA, to a beer now brewed in South Australia is used in Green & Gold as an analogy to address ideas of shifting identities.
As a form, the wizard stick resonates with ideas around masculinity, the phallic and bogan culture; the bigger the stick the bigger the myth, hero, hangover and tragedy. Using Tom Marioni’s work The act of drinking beer with friends is the highest form of art as a departure point, this unsusual sculpture is sure to provoke plenty of bar-room conversation.