Tom Mackie

Tom Mackie
Information Excavation
October 6–November 3, 2018


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Parlour Projects is pleased to present Tom Mackie: Information Excavation, on view in the gallery mezzanine from October 6 through November 3, 2018.


In Information Excavation, Mackie presents work that responds to the environment in which it exists. Prompting architectural investigations, the work and space co-exist. Static images are mobilised, and viewers are encouraged to slow down the process of looking. 


In certain works, such as Brut and The Passing of Time, Mackie uses the frame as a device. In other works, such as Infinity of Tendencies and Middle Bronze Period, he explores image reproduction, playing and intervening with found archival material, altering existing imagery and evoking new narratives and possible futures. These works question the way history and events are documented and subsequently remembered, dragging accepted notions of archive and history into more unsettling territory. 


The public is invited to attend an opening reception for Information Excavation on Saturday, October 6, from 11am to 1pm at 306 Eastbourne Street East, Hastings. An exhibition by Harry Culy, Event Horizon, will open concurrently in the gallery. For further information or enquiries please email

  • Re-Presenting
    found inverted canvas painting with custom artist oak frame
    690 x 820mm
  • Infinity of Tendencies
    pencil on coloured paper
    445 x 365mm
  • Brut
    found image in artists custom frame
    dimensions variable site specific work parlour projects (designed to sit on built in wall bench)
  • Middle Bronze Period
    found image collage & paper clip
    540 x 495mm
  • Precious Metals
    found image collage and paper clip
    470 x 360mm
  • The Passing Of Time
    found image collage, custom artists frame
    340 x 310mm, dimensions variable