Narrative has always been a focus in the drawings of Joshua Hook. In this new series of works, Joshua examines the current evolution of our city and spaces, through the lens of destruction and renewal. Joshua’s drawings capture the city as an organism; constantly evolving and growing, changing the way it looks and the way we, its inhabitants, relate to space and community.
The visual icons of the city play an important part of the way we see ourselves and we are currently in a period of transition, construction, renewal and demolition. The icons and visual symbols of our city still have a role to play in our lives, but the question is whether the impact will be positive or negative to our identity and community. This exhibition is an archive of a Melbourne in flux, and a bold vision of the future.