Even the most trivial of everyday occurrences can seem paradoxical. The first appearance deceives many, while the intelligence of a few apprehends the hidden.
But it’s not often that you walk into a chocolate shop to find its trays of elaborately moulded chocolates are in fact deadly weapons comprising an entire arms traders’ catalogue, or enter a basement flat fashioned entirely from padded cloth, needle and thread.
That is unless you have the perception to help Sydney’s most lauded private art space celebrate turning the grand old age of three.
This Friday White Rabbit is celebrating its birthday with a new exhibition Double Take. Most three-year-olds would be satisfied testing their senses with an ice-cream cake that resembles a lamington, but not this one. White Rabbit will put your shrewdness to the test with a Harley Davidson that isn’t, light fittings that double as birdcages, and nostalgic school desks sculpted from traditional ceramics.
Newfangled works are interspersed with some of White Rabbit’s greatest hits, presented in new contexts to give them an extra dimension.
Discovering a lone raisin in your cinnamon roll will never seem quite so extraordinary.
White Rabbit, 30 Balfour Street, Chippendale, 2008
T: 02 8399 2867
Opening night party 6.30pm, Friday 31 August 2012
Exhibition runs until February 2013, Open Thurs – Sunday 10am – 6pm