What is Void?
7 November, 2018
Ultimo, NSW, Australia
What is Void?
Curated by Emily McDaniel and hosted by UTS Art, this public lecture ‘What is Void?’ will discuss the concept and associations of void as a spatial notion by contemporary Aboriginal artists from around the country. In order to demonstrate the diverse definition of void, each artist will relate the notion to their professional context by bringing awareness and insight from the personal, historical and acestral significance. This lecture will be rooted in respect and understanding for the experience shared from creative practices and a First Nations Perspectivel.
Date and time: Wednesday 7 November, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AEDT
Location: UTS Gallery, Level 4, 702 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia
The full exhibition will run at UTS Gallery until 16 November, 2018
About the artists:
Prof. Larissa Behrendt
Distinguished Prof. Larissa Behrendt is a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman. She has the Chair of Indigenous Research and is the Director of Research and Academic Programs at the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, UTS.
Michael Hromek specialises in design, theory and architecture and looks at the nature of design and its role towards society, and the relationships between theory and practice in planning, society and the city. Michael is currently doing a PhD at UTS.
Shannon Foster is a Sydney based D’harawal Saltwater Knowledge Keeper, educator and artist who has been teaching her family’s stories for over twenty years to a range of audiences and learning institutions. She is a current Phd candidate at UTS.
Alison Page is a wadi wadi walbanga woman from La Perouse and is an award winning designer and film maker. She graduated from UTS 20 years ago and has returned this year to take on a Professor of Practice role in the School of Design looking at the integration of traditional knowledge into the built environment.
Emily McDaniel is an independent curator, writer and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central New South Wales. As a curator, educater and writer she is passionate about storytelling and facilitating conversations.
About UTS Art
UTS ART aims to integrate creative practice into daily life on campus. Our annual exhibition and collection programs are complemented by curated public events, learning programs and publications. UTS ART is a space for reflection and exchange where audiences can encounter a diversity of art and ideas.