Within Deep Time: scratching the surface of the antipode

25 May – 7 June 2019

Swedish/Australian curators Nina Stromqvist and Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris present Within Deep Timescratching the surface of the antipode, a screening program at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. The exhibition aims to set in motion a set of unlikely strategies to connect the antipodes and underground realities of Sweden and Australia, countries that sit at opposite sides of the world, yet share parallel points of similarity and cultural echoes.

Featuring new works by Australian artists Haines and Hinterding and Sam Smith, and a video piece from Swedish artists Lina Selander and Oscar Mangione. The artists presented in this set of moving image works are internationally recognised as leading figures within the fields of aesthetic inquiry. The works demonstrate the textural capacity for imagining the geological strata, its plural histories, and potency from which to imagine new realities through the subterranean experience.


Key dates and times (free admission, Seminar Room)

Launch and Curator’s talk 

Saturday 25 May 11am – 1pm


Screening times:

Haines and Hinterding, The Grounding Ungrounding, 2018

Lina Selander and Oscar Mangion, Ceremonin, 2016

During opening hours

Saturday 25 May

Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May

Monday 3 June – Friday 7 June


Sam Smith, Lithic Choreographies, 2018 (51 minutes)

Weekends only

Sunday 26 May: 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30

Saturday 1 June & Sunday 2 June: 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30


Within Deep Time coincides with Sam’s Smith solo exhibition, Lithic Choreographies, 2018 presented at the Australian Centre for Photography, opening 10 May.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


Image: HAINES & HINTERDING The Grounding Ungrounding 2018, production still. Courtesy of the artists and Sarah Cottier Gallery.