Turning a gallery space into part cultural history museum and part psych ward, Tranquillity, the first collaborative project by Rose Farrell, George Parkin, Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, gathers landscape videos, paintings, history books, prints and film-stills.
Rose Farrell (b. 1949) and George Parkin (b. 1949) have been working together for more than 20 years. They have had numerous solo exhibitions including Black Room: Photographs by Farrell and Parkin at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (1995), and in New York, Gauze at Gallery 31 Grand (2003), Traces of the Flood at M.Y. Art Prospects (2000), Black Room at White Columns (1995/1996). Their work has also been exhibited at Singapore Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and P.S.1, New York.
Lyndell Brown (b. 1961) and Charles Green (b. 1953) have worked as a collaborative artist team since 1989. Among numerous solo and group exhibitions, they have exhibited at ARCO (1994, 1995), the National Gallery of Australia (2002), Nature Morte, New Delhi (1998), Singapore Art Museum (2003), and Insa Art Center, Seoul (2001). Charles Green is Associate Professor, Contemporary Art at the University of Melbourne and Adjunct Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria. He is the author of two books, including The Third Hand: Artist Collaborations from Conceptualism to Postmodernism (University of Minnesota Press, 2001).