Arts and Design

Students unite for major exhibition

Shane mcGrath's Into the Void. Image supplied by Deakin University

The work of Deakin University art and performance research students will feature in the Deakin University Art Gallery’s latest exhibition.

Co-curated by Professor David Cross and Dr Patrick Pound (Deakin School of Communication and Creative Arts) and Deakin Curator James Lynch, this large scale exhibition spans across four locations at the University’s campuses in Burwood, Melbourne City and Geelong.

Art and Performance by Research includes artists Anindita Banerjee, Jane Bartier, Bindi Cole Chocka, Sandy Gibbs, Shelley Jardine, Shane McGrath, Merinda Kelly, Jem Noble, Monique Redmond, Raffaele Rufo, Amber Smith, Dario Vacirca and Sorcha Wilcox.

“This exhibition reflects the strong research culture at Deakin University in the fields of the visual arts and performance,” Mr Lynch said.

“It features the interdisciplinary practices of our leading artists and thinkers who are expanding knowledge in new ways and conflating the traditional boundaries between art and science, improvisation and planning, museum practices and personal remembering, performance, public interventions and installation.”

Highlights of the exhibition include: a series of recurring gifts to the gallery by Auckland based artist Monique Redmond; a recreation of lighting the 1968 Olympic flame by Sandy Gibbs; ceremonial works and performances by Anindita Banerjee; participatory works by Merinda Kelly and a major new work by Vancouver-based artist Jem Noble at the newly opened Deakin Downtown.

The exhibition will be opened by Professor Matthew Allen, Head of Deakin’s School of Communication and Creative Arts, on Wednesday 26 July 2017 and will run throughout August 2017 to coincide with the University’s Open Days.

Key Information

Art and Performance by Research

Exhibition launch: Wednesday 26 July 2017 at 6pm

Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Victoria

Exhibition Dates: 26 July to 1 September 2017

Exhibition is open on Deakin University Open Days, 9 am to 3 pm Sunday 20 August 2017, Geelong Waterfront Campus and Sunday 27 August 2017, Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Locations and hours:

Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Victoria, open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Features artists Anindita Banerjee, Jane Bartier, Bindi Cole Chocka, Shane McGrath and Monique Redmond.

The main library gallery space at the Melbourne Burwood Campus features Shelley Jardine.

Deakin Downtown ‘Pop Up’ gallery, Level 12, Tower 2, Collins Square, 727 Collins St, Melbourne, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, features a new project by Jem Noble.

Deakin University Sally Walker Project Space, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Cnr Cunningham St and Western Beach Rd, Geelong, Victoria. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm and features Sandy Gibbs, Merinda Kelly, Raffaele Rufo, Amber Smith, Dario Vacirca and Sorcha Wilcox.

Cost: Free entry

Source: Deakin University

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