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Art Forum Hunter Street - Merilyn Fairskye


Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

12 Apr 2013 12:30 pm

End Date

12 Apr 2013 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

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Lectures are open to the public, admission is free -

Merilyn Fairskye

Merilyn Fairskye is a Sydney-based artist who exhibits widely both in Australia and overseas. Her artwork encompasses a broad range of media and methods from public artwork to video installations, films and photo-based works.

Merilyn Fairskye's work is exhibited in art galleries, public spaces, electronic arts and film festivals within Australia and internationally and is represented in numerous Australian and international public collections. She has undertaken artist residencies in the US, Italy, France and Australia and has been the recipient of many Australia Council and Australian Film Commission grants, and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship.

Fairskye is interested in the challenges facing contemporary human existence, and the ambiguities and nuances in what may seem like straightforward situations. Recent bodies of work engaged with the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, and the resonances of its after-life. In her works, temporality is explored through a range of experiments that condense and/or dilate the experience of time. Her current research engages with flashpoint sites across the world.

Merilyn is Associate Professor, Media Arts, Photomedia at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

Fieldwork I I (Chernobyl) 2009, Single channel video projection, 100 min