In Defence

Dan Elborne
In Defence, 2017
Handbuilt recycled/locally sourced clay, glaze. 135 x 3.5 x 3.5cm (individual average)
$350 per piece


In Defence¬†is a responsive protest toward the Australian federal governments (Friday, May 13th 2016) “black Friday” announcement to defund 65 previously supported arts companies and organisations.¬† This news follows a trend of continual attacks on the Australian arts sector since 2015, where arts funding has been severely cut alongside funding reallocations away from small-medium arts organisations and individual/emerging artists.

In Defence presents wieldable objects reminiscent of medieval defensive measures; drawing loose parallels between an era of unfairness and brutality alongside the nature of our current arts funding situation.