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Just Not Australian Floor Talk

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Just Not Australian Floor Talk

Thu 18 March at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join curators of Just Not Australian, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace Sydney, & Michelle Newton, Deputy Director, Artspace Sydney, with exhibiting artists as they discuss the topics and themes raised in the exhibition.

 

Just Not Australian presents Australian practitioners at the forefront of national debate and practice. Drawing together 20 artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, their differing ideas and perspectives on nationhood coexist within this timely thematic show. Showcasing the common sensibilities of satire, larrikinism and resistance so as to present a broad exploration of race, place and belonging, Just Not Australian interrogates what it means to be Australian at this challenging point in time.

This exhibition was developed just prior to the official 250th anniversary celebrations for Captain Cook’s first voyage to Australia. This is an opportunity to engage critically with this moment in Australia’s colonial history and to examine the meaning of ‘arrival’ as a continuum within this country that has seen ongoing immigration historically and contemporaneously.

Artists include Abdul Abdullah, Hoda Afshar, Tony Albert, Cigdem Aydemir, Liam Benson, Eric Bridgeman, Jon Campbell, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Gordon Hookey, Richard Lewer, Archie Moore, Vincent Namatjira, Nell, Joan Ross, Tony Schwensen, Raquel Ormella, Ryan Presley, and artistic duo Soda Jerk.

 

Limited capacity, RSVP essential via EventBrite, entry by donation.

 

Image: Liam Benson, Red Flag, 2017, glass beads, seed beads, sequins, cotton thread, cotton poplin, 30 x 59cm, courtesy of the Artist and Artereal Gallery. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

 

Just Not Australian was curated by Artspace and developed in partnership with Sydney Festival and Museums & Galleries of NSW. The exhibition is touring nationally with Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Details

Date:
Thu 18 March
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/just-not-australian-floor-talk-tickets-140022905279?aff=erelpanelorg

Venue

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 6333 6555
Website:
https://www.bathurstart.com.au

Other

Location
Bathurst Region
Artforms
Visual arts

 

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