Ep 4 - Video & New Media - Joan Ross
FROM THE VIDEO & NEW MEDIA COLLECTION: JOAN ROSS
In this episode, we visit the home of artist Joan Ross, whose vibrant and experimental practice tackles complex themes such as colonisation, capitalism and the environment.
Joan's video works in Newcastle Art Gallery's collection reimagine paintings by convict painter and forger Joseph Lycett with fluorescent digital animations that comment on Australia's colonial history.
In this conversation, Joan discusses the challenges of working with new technologies and shares the story of how she first came to use animation within her works.
If you could have dinner with any artist from Newcastle Art Gallery's collection, who would it be? Why?
You can view Joan's selected artist Joseph Lycett's work here.
To select your own dinner guest, you can search artists from the collection here.
ABOUT THE VIDEO & NEW MEDIA COLLECTION
Artists have always been at the forefront of technological innovation, exploring the possibilities for personal and artistic expression through new and emerging mediums. Works of art involving video and digital technologies are a central pillar of artistic practice from the mid-20th century through to the current day, and represent an important part of the Newcastle Art Gallery collection.
Discover more about Newcastle Art Gallery's Video & New Media collection here.
View Joan Ross's video work 'When I grow up I want to be a forger' 2010 below.
Newcastle Art Gallery holds two works of art by Joan Ross in our collection.