Entering through the lit up laneway, you were greeted with Elliott's first piece, a giant inflatable upside-down smiley face flashing with strobes, which immediately invited you into his exhibition 'HAPPINESS AS RELIGION'. Using the vast open space, he installed three large scale works which explored the idea of happiness as an object or idol and his fascination with religion.
Through the doors into the dirty studio, you were immersed in Georgia Hill's huge illustrative and typographic pieces hanging from the ceilings and creating a natural movement through the space. The video projection showed these large scale works flowing through gorgeous landscapes, which helped to visualise the story of her exhibition, 'I THINK ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME'.
Both exhibitions played with the sparse warehouse space, which added to the scale and drama of the works, and with complementary soundscapes provided a completely unique experience from one room to the other. It was only fitting that their first joint exhibition was housed within the walls where they painted their first collaborative mural across the giant facade of COMMUNE Waterloo.
See the full gallery from the evening on facebook, and to find out more about the artists and exhibitions, check out our interview with Georgia Hill and Elliott Routledge.