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Creative Arts Forum | Jaklyn Babington

Summary

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

Start Date

13 Mar 2020 12:30 pm

End Date

13 Mar 2020 1:30 pm

Venue

Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

RSVP / Contact

All current students and members of the public welcome

Jess Johnson and Simon Ward Terminus  2017–18  (detail) Virtual reality experience in five parts: colour, sound National Gallery of Australia. Commissioned 2017 with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation

Image Credit: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, Terminus  2017–18  (detail), Virtual reality experience in five parts: colour, sound, National Gallery of Australia. Commissioned 2017 with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation


A new reality for the National Collection: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward’s ‘Terminus’

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward hold a unique position amongst contemporary art practitioners. Johnson’s drawings are transformed from analogue into digital, and from solo practice into cross-disciplinary collaboration, forming the basis of the virtual experience Terminus: a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, explored via a network of travellators and gateways.​ Jaklyn Babington is Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Australia. Jaklyn will discuss the commissioning of Terminus as the first virtual reality work to enter that national collection, audience expectations and reactions, and the complexities involved in curating an exhibition of this nature.  

The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges funding support from the Visions of Australia an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians. Terminus was commissioned with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation.

Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward
Plimsoll Gallery, School of Creative Arts, UTAS.

Opening event speaker: NGA Senior Curator Contemporary Art, Jaklyn Babington

Opening event: Friday 13 March, 5.30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibition dates: Sat 14 March – Sun 3 May 2020
Wed - Sun 12pm - 5pm (during exhibitions)
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Public holidays.


Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts and Media, 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.