Curated by Emily McDaniel
With Hayley Millar-Baker, Danièle Hromek, Jonathan Jones, Mabel Juli, John Mawurndjul AM, Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO, Andy Snelgar, James Tylor, Jennifer Wurrkidj and Josephine Wurrkidj
UTS Gallery is pleased to present Void, the final exhibition of the 2018 Program. Curated by Emily McDaniel, from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central New South Wales, it brings together contemporary Aboriginal artists from across the country, working across drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, video and photography. The exhibition approaches the void as landscape, space and the undefined, encompassing the subjective, lived experiences and articulations of the concept by each artist.
McDaniel writes, "Art is defined as much by what it is, as what it isn't. Artists express what we don't have words for and that's certainly what you’ll find with the Indigenous artists that have been included in this exhibition."
"Indigenous artists are innovative, constantly changing and finding new ways to articulate old ways," she continues. "The challenge that I come across so often with working with audiences in creating experiences around contemporary Aboriginal art is breaking free of the expectation of consistency." Void invites audiences to experience multiple ways of Indigenous seeing, knowing and understanding.
Void will feature free public talks and programs and an exhibition catalogue designed by Yuwaalaraay artist Lucy Simpson.
Opening: 6–8pm, Tuesday 25 September.