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TCotA Forum - Brigita Ozolins


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

11 Apr 2014 12:30 pm

End Date

11 Apr 2014 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

Brigita OzolinsBrigita Ozolins is an artist and an academic at the University of Tasmania with a background in librarianship and arts administration. Her art examines the links between language, history, bureaucracy and identity and stems from her passion for books and libraries. Her work usually takes the form of installation and is often text-based and site-specific. Her best known works include Kryptos (2011), a large scale permanent installation that explores the mysterious links between codes and writing commissioned by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA); and The Reading Room (2011) an interactive installation that incorporated over 30,000 books, commissioned by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 2011.

Since 1995, Brigita has exhibited regularly in solo and group exhibitions, including completing commissions for MONA, the TMAG, the State Library of Tasmania and the National Library of Latvia (via the Soros Foundation). She has received numerous artist grants, including the 2008 inaugural Qantas Contemporary Art Award, Australia Council residencies in New York and London, the et+t residency in Riga, Cite Internationale residency in Paris, and Arts Tasmania residencies at Gorge Cottage in Launceston, and Port Arthur, Tasmania. 

In this forum, Brigita will talk about her 2013 study leave program in New York and beyond.


Upcoming Arts Forum

2 May | TBC

9 May | Mish Meijers and Sally Rees

16 May | Craig Judd23 May | Josh Santospirito


image credit: Brigita Ozolins, The Secretary, 2013-14, video still of work in progress.