Rafaela Pandolfini (AU)

Myths & Facts

06 February 2021 - 07 March 2021
Image: Rafaela Pandolfini, [Calm, Steady, Dignified Silence] (billboard). Courtesy the artist.

Image: Rafaela Pandolfini, Calm, Steady, Dignified Silence (billboard). Courtesy the artist.


06 February 2021 - 07 March 2021


West Space [i]
102/30 Perry St, Collingwood
Wed – Fri, 12pm – 6pm
Sat – Sun, 12pm – 4pm
Hume Highway [i]
Various locations along the Hume highway
Outdoor work – accessible all hours


Wheelchair access

Rafaela Pandolfini presents a procession of photographs displayed on billboards dispersed along the Hume Highway between New South Wales and Victoria, culminating in inner Melbourne.

Myths & Facts interrogates slow violence at a policy level, from failures in the face of environmental emergencies to the slippage of the law. Phrases pertaining to the legal definition of climate action and words drawn from environmental policies are transposed from official documents onto “chux” cleaning cloths. Blown up to billboard size proportions, Pandolfini’s photographs take on a forensic quality. The recognisable zigzag pattern of the chux is a recurring motif in the artist’s ongoing exploration of gendered and emotional labour.


Platform 1, Town Hall Station (located on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nations )

When the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine 

677 Dowling St, Surry Hills (located on land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nations)

Handshakes Handbrakes

Hume Highway Eastbound, Enfield (located on land of the Wangal people of the Eora nations)

The slogans have failed us

Hume Highway Southbound, Albury Table Top (located on the land of the people of the Wiradjuri nations)

Crusade, Tyranny, Voodoo, Madness, Science

Hume Highway Southbound, Albury, Table Top (located on the land of the people of the Wiradjuri nations)

Hotter, Drier, Longer, Miracles

Hume Highway Southbound, Gundagai North (Coolac) Gundagai (located on the land of the people of the Wiradjuri nations)

Big Stick Energy

Hume Highway Northbound, Seymour (located on the land of the Taungurung people of the Kulin nation)

Needless Anxieties

Nepean Highway Elsternwick (located on the land of the Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nations)

Don’t be afraid 

CAP grounds, Collingwood (located on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations)

Say what we mean, Do what we say 

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March