Dream Merchant takes the legacy of Norman Lindsay into a new domain: the streets and suburbs of Springwood, Parramatta, Emu Plains and Penrith. Aiming to recreate the intensity of a Norman Lindsay etching or painting the artists have carried this flamboyance to a more unusual backdrop – the Australian bush and suburbs.

Lindsay’s historical figures attempt to envelop and emphasise their environment, using it as a dramatic background for the play of their supplanting theatrics. The artists of Dream Merchant borrowed his signifiers and theatrics to mimic an impossible dream.

Artists include Liam Benson, Sari T.M. Kivinen, Victoria Lawson and Naomi Oliver.

Ladies in waiting, 2005-2007,
c-type print, 100 × 100cm

The Dream Merchant exhibition is a re-working of the original Dream Merchant exhibition produced and exhibited at Blacktown Arts Centre from 7 November 2008 to 31 January 2009.

Saturday 12 September - Monday 26 October