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Creative Arts Forum | George Egerton-Warburton


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

16 Mar 2018 12:30 pm

End Date

16 Mar 2018 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public are welcome

Image: George Egerton-Warburton, Truffle hunting (spoor), 2017. Digital image.

George Egerton-Warburton

George Egerton-Warburton employs text, performance, sculpture, painting and video in his practice which embraces stylistic dissonance, and the syntax of conceptual art. Referring to day-to-day situations, Egerton-Warburton examines the discord between impulses and behaviour shaped by cultural norms. His work, varying in scale and duration, corresponds to the distortion of time in space constructed by late capitalism. At odds with this space, Egerton-Warburton questions its effect on mental health, social structures, his relationship with the natural landscape that is simultaneously nostalgic and destructive, and the body's agency under administrative labour processes required of it. He creates elusive situations anchored by droll humour and irony. Sympathetic structures and topologies of stress are cobbled together in textured installations.

George’s exhibition Cooking the Books opens 6pm, Friday 16th March 2018 at Contemporary Art Tasmania

George is an Artist in Residence at the School of Creative Arts, in partnership with Contemporary Art Tasmania.

In his Art Forum presentation, George will present an artist talk discussing his work and how it relates to the notion of "symptom."

This program is a partnership between the School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart and Contemporary Art Tasmania.

Image: George Egerton-Warburton, English (installation view). 2017. Image courtesy of the artist

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.