Panic Buy
Tiyan Baker & Guy Louden
2 – 24 October 2020

Supported Copyright Agency, Sawtooth ARI, and DLGSC.
Solid ground cracked, and everything permanent and inevitable fell away. Panic buying is a local expression of this age of global contingency. On bare supermarket aisles the tensions between the individual, the communal, and the corporate play out in a crisis of excess and necessity. Who prepares our communities for universal calamity? Panic buying is the climax of a system primed for collapse.

Tiyan Baker is a Malaysian Bidayuh/Anglo-Australian artist making video and installation art. She uses field research and documentary techniques to explore crisis points of Western malaise. Originally from the Larrakia lands known as Darwin, Baker currently lives and works on the Gadigal and Wangal lands known as Sydney.

Guy Louden is an Australian artist and curator living in Fremantle/ Walyalup and born in Toronto. He has run and founded experimental galleries and curated major exhibitions. Louden's artwork has been exhibited across Australia and online.

    Photos: Dan McCabe.

Private Island is an experimental arts project based in Girls School, Boorloo Perth, WA.  It is curated by its artists – contact us.

We acknowledge the Whadjuk people as the traditional and rightful owners of this land and pay respect to their people, and Elders past, present, future.