Happiness is by its very nature ephemeral. Sometimes it is a state that we might only identify in hindsight. Increasingly there is an expectation that we should be happy all the time (fuelled by the self-help movement and proliferation of wellness apps), putting further pressure and expectation on these temporal moments. Choose Happiness was a group exhibition of work by emerging, mid-career and established artists from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand that acknowledged happiness as a transient state, one only truly understood through experiencing its opposite.
Exhibiting artists: Angela Brennan, Angelica Mesiti, Deme Te Atawhai Scott, Grant Stevens, Gwenneth Blitner, Jemi Gale, Matthew Harris, Natasha Matila-Smith, Noriko Nakamura, Salome Tanuvasa and Yvonne Todd.