Opening Weekend VOID Exhibition Talk

VOID, curated by Emily McDaniel, (installation view) UTS Gallery, 25 September – 16 November 2018.  Pictured: Hayley Millar-Baker, 'Meeyn Meerreeng (Country at Night)', 2017. Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery VIC. Photo: Jessica Maurer Photography.
Saturday 13 February 2021
2.00 - 3.00pm
1 hour

Free event. Bookings required.

Join VOID curator Emily McDaniel and Rachel Arndt, Acting CEO, M&G NSW, in a seated exhibition talk. This conversation will explore the concepts of the VOID exhibition, featured artists and works of art. The event will begin with an Acknowledgement of Country from Ray Kelly Jnr.

Visitors can also join the Gallery on Friday evening 5:30pm for an exhibition preview. Find out more here

About the exhibition

The void is a multifaceted concept, not simply of presence and absence, but a place that exists between distinct worldviews, is occupied by meaning and is imbued with personal, historical and ancestral significance. The artists presented in this exhibition do not simply define the void as denoting a lack, but rather they utilise form to represent the formless.

VOID brings together contemporary Aboriginal artistic practice from across the country. Curated by Emily McDaniel, the exhibition features existing works across the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, video and photography by artists including Pepai Jangala Carroll, Jonathan Jones, Mabel Juli, John Mawurndjul AM, Hayley Millar-Baker, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Mr R Peters, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Andy Snelgar, Dr. Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO, Freddie Timms, James Tylor, Jennifer Wurrkidj, and Josephine Wurrkidj.

An exhibition curated by Emily McDaniel, in conjunction with UTS Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program, and through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Newcastle Art Gallery
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