Banners at Sydney Trades Hall
Prints at The Cross Art Projects
Chips Mackinolty’s Social Fabric, comprises a splendid installation of banners by the artist in the historic Sydney Trades Hall and prints at The Cross Art Projects.
Apart from a few works in collective shows, this was the first time in over 35 years that Chips had exhibited in Sydney.
In First World Australia we often talk about social cohesion and human rights abuses while ignoring appalling outcomes in Aboriginal health, housing, employment and the injustice of increasing incarceration rates. Prompted by the coercive reconciliation policies of the Howard/Rudd/Gillard/Rudd governments, Social Fabric shows the positive side of the battle over access to media.