Sunday, March 11, 2012

Passion, Power and Politics at the Carriageworks Sydney

Bronwyn Bancroft talked on Saturday at the exhibition of her art "Passion, Power and Politics" at the Carriageworks Sydney. Bancroft is completing a PhD on issues of art for an Aboriginal woman. She mentioned the racism she faced studying art in Canberra.

The art on display ranges from photography and paining to fashion (including a video of first Australian fashion designer invited to show her work painted designs on cloth in Paris).

You may see some of my own work on display in the exhibition: the plinth on which one work was displayed was painted the same dark gray as the floor and adjacent to a bright projector, so it was not easy to see. Two people, a few minutes apart tripped over the plinth. So, with the approval of the staff, I folded two dozen of the exhibition cards (well worth picking up in the foyer) and placed these around the edge of the plinth to make it visible.

ps: Unfortunately it can be very difficult to obtain information about the Carriageworks, due to the poor quality of the web site. But it is well worth a visit.

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