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July 11, 2024
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Artist Talk: Lee Salomone – Fragments; a widening vision

Saturday, 27 July 2024

  • Main image: Opening Night: ‘Fragments; a widening vision’ (2024), event documentation,
  • Adelaide Contemporary Experimental. Photography by Peter Fong.⁠
  • This article was produced in collaboration with ACE Gallery.

Join exhibition ACE Associate Curator, Rayleen Forester in conversation with artist Lee Salomone about his first major institutional exhibition in over a decade, Fragments; a widening vision.

About the exhibition:

Fragments; a widening vision, poetically weaves together form and image interlacing memory with personal and ancestral histories.

Speaking to the pathways of experience altered by immigration and assimilation, Lee Salomone’s exhibition is grounded in intergenerational learning, an acknowledgment of First Nations country, and deepening our understanding of settler colonial experience. Fragments; a widening vision is the first major institutional exhibition by Lee Salomone in over a decade.


Artist Talk: Lee Salomone – Fragments; a widening vision
Saturday, 27 July 2024 @ 2–3pm
Adelaide Contemporary Experimental
Lion Arts Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
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Envisaged as an expansive metaphorical garden, fostered and cared for by elders, family, and educators Fragments; a widening vision proposes a site for growth. Through a process of bronze casting and a recalibration of found objects and natural materials, Salomone embeds allegory and narrative into his sculptures. By sowing new seeds of connectivity between migrant histories and the enduring cultural practices sustained by First Nations peoples, Salomone’s 2024 Porter Street Commission is an example of allyship and nurturing story-telling.

Fragments; a widening vision interrelates Salomone’s own familial connections to gardening and caring for Country, documenting his ongoing journey of self-education and consultation with Kaurna Elders and community. Rooted in the gallery space, Fragments; a widening vision is a passage for both story and memory, fostering growth and understanding between people and homelands.

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