The Pink Palace

The Pink Palace

8–10, 13–17, 20–24 June

Samuel + Kristy

Michael + Tess

Dexter + Patrick

Karen + Maria

In 1963, the colour of the walls at Risdon Prison led the Mercury to dub it ‘The Pink Palace’. Despite its slow fade into beige, the nickname stuck.

Over the past six months, four Tasmanian artists have been working in collaboration with four Risdon Prison inmates to create a series of new video works, featuring: a potato currency, virtual inmates, endurance performance by proxy and a horse named Salvadore. Time moves differently on the inside.

Opening Friday 8 June, 5–8pm
Saturday 9 + Sunday 10 June, 5–9pm
Wednesday 13–Sunday 17 June, 5–9pm
Wednesday 20–Sunday 24 June, 5–9pm
Presented by Constance ARI and Dark Mofo

Image credit: Lucy Parakhina