6 DECEMBER 2019 - 2 FEBRUARY 2020
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, Hayley Millar-Baker, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, Rusty Peters, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Andy Snelgar, Thancoupie, 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
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW 6 December 2019 – 2 February 2020
Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, ACT 15 February – 1 August 2020
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, WA 22 August – 26 September 2020
Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC 21 November 2020 – 31 January 2021
Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW 13 February – April 2021
Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Arts Centre, NSW 8 May – 4 July 2021
Artspace Mackay, QLD 23 July – 17 October 2021
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW 6 November 2021 – 30 January 2022
Image: JAMES TYLOR (Deleted scenes) From an untouched landscape #7 Knockloft Reserve, West Hobart, Palawa land 2013, inkjet print on hahnemuhle paper with hole removed to a black velvet void, 63 x 63 x 4cm framed. Courtesy the artist and UTS Art Collection