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Susan Flavell

The Horn of the Moon, 13 Goddesses and their Consorts

Susan Flavell Fri 9 Feb – Sun 14 Apr John Curtin Gallery FREE
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Fri 9 Feb – Sun 14 Apr at John Curtin Gallery, FREE

Presented in association with the John Curtin Gallery

Susan Flavell employs magical thinking as a political strategy against climate apocalypse. Her art practice reveals notions of the fantastic, the monstrous and the mythical, applying a range of material strategies to create compelling sculptural forms. Driven by a fundamental commitment to the use of recycled materials, Susan’s work interrogates accepted hierarchies of material value. Everything in the exhibition, wherever possible, will be recycled.

Seven years in the making, The Horn of the Moon, 13 Goddesses and their Consorts is a beautiful and frightening carnival: a Day of the Dead procession, a celebration, a call to arms. Like a shelter housing mythical beasts and animate detritus, washed up on an apocalyptic tide, the darkened gallery spaces are overwhelmed with objects, revealed through shimmering spotlights.

Time & Location

Fri 9 Feb – Sun 14 Apr

John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley / Djarlgarro-Ngat


Free Event

Gallery Opening Times

Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm
Sat & Sun 12 – 4pm (Feb)
Sun 12 - 4pm (Mar & Apr)

Exhibition Opening
Thu 8 Feb 6pm

Event Partner

Presented in association with


  • Susan Flavell, 'The Horn of the Moon (Kali Goddess) (detail)', 2017, installation view, recycled, found, gifted and made objects. Photo: Tarryn Gill

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