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'Acts of Transience '

Night Café is thrilled to announce: ‘Acts of Transience’, a duo exhibition of Mandy Franca and Katrina Cowling. In this exhibition, the artists capture the fleeting moments of every- day life, and punctuate them with their distinctive mark-making techniques that act as signs and markers of existence.

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Mandy Franca delves into existential inquiries and the interconnectedness of human experience through her practice. Her work captures everyday aspects of life, using gestural mark-making to physically rework photographs taken with her iPhone to solidify transitory moments in our rapidly changing world. Drawing from personal experiences shaped by cross-cultural upbringing, Franca contextualises individual experiences within a broader communal framework, emphasising care as a fundamental aspect of being.


Katrina Cowling’s sculptures mirror Franca’s gestural mark-making as spatial drawings in light and ceramic. Trained as a neon-bender, her work explores vulnerability, intimacy, and failure, grounded in a consideration of materiality and process. Precarity is evident in all of her restless sculptures: leaning, flailing, teetering, trembling, supporting, always on the brink of collapse. The tension this generates creates an atmosphere of poetic friction that punctuates the fleetingness of existence.

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'Acts of Transience '

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