Nick Cave: Until at Tramway


Photos and words: Lorna Irvine

Nick Cave, the Chicago based artist and activist (not to be confused with the Antipodean legend) has crafted an incredible exhibition here.


Using found objects and ephemera, such as ceramics, crocheted blankets and threads, his references are folk art, crafts and kitsch, but there is seemingly a serious subtext to the work: that by focusing on the shiny, beautiful things, we are distracted by the bigger picture. His work also tackles racism, colonialism and brutality.

It’s an extraordinary achievement, a dazzling forest with a kinetic energy, and well worth catching. It runs at Tramway until the end of November.

At Tramway until November 24th. Open 12-5 pm daily. Free entry.

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