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Corpus Tempus Curators in-conversation floor talk

Start Date

Oct 2, 2021 11:00 am

End Date

Oct 2, 2021 12:00 pm


Images credits (right to left): Installation of artworks and objects in a dark gallery space including Eastern Greek Terracotta Figurine of Aphrodite c. 550 BC. Votary in the form of Aphrodite holding a dove. The facial features, hair and dress are in typical Ionian fashion. From Rhodes or Ionia, large painting by Anne Morrison (Born Scotland, 1966 – ) Inner and Outer Pathways, 1994, Oil on canvas, small print Joichi Hoshi (Japanese, 1913 – 1979) Red Branches, 1973, Colour woodcut. Photo credit: Rémi Chauvin

Images credits (right to left): Eastern Greek Terracotta Figurine of Aphrodite c. 550 BC. Votary in the form of Aphrodite holding a dove. The facial features, hair and dress are in typical Ionian fashion. From Rhodes or Ionia, Anne Morrison (Born Scotland, 1966 – ) Inner and Outer Pathways, 1994, Oil on canvas, Joichi Hoshi (Japanese, 1913 – 1979) Red Branches, 1973, Colour woodcut. Photo credit: Rémi Chauvin


Join Corpus Tempus curators Dr Eliza Burke and Dr Jennifer Ayton for a unique floor talk of the exhibition.

Corpus Tempus takes visitors on a journey through the human life course inviting reflection on how the health of the human body has been witnessed through different creative and cultural practices over time. From ancient fertility amulets and modern-day contraceptives, representations of pregnancy, birthing and adolescence, to ‘cure-all’ treatments for everyday ailments and the challenges of old age, the exhibition captures a kaleidoscope of human health from the ancient world to the present.

Join the curators in conversation as they share how the exhibition was developed in partnership with the University Cultural Collections and COMA. They will reflect on ideas about collaboration and invite conversations about different ways of knowing and the value of sharing different perspectives.

Corpus Tempus is curated by Dr Eliza Burke and Dr Jennifer Ayton (Tasmanian School of Medicine) in collaboration with University Cultural Collections, COMA (Collection of Medical Artefacts) Tasmania and the Plimsoll Gallery, with the assistance of Rachael Rose (Fine Art Collection), Neil Apted (John Elliot Classics Museum), Wendy Rimon and Heather Excell (Special and Rare Collections), and Elizabeth Bondfield and Dr Philip Thomson (COMA).

Event details:

  • Saturday 2 October
  • 11 – 12pm
  • Plimsoll Gallery

Curators

Dr Eliza Burke is a curator, writer and researcher based in Hobart. Her work explores the creative potential of hybrid and collaborative forms across the arts and sciences with a particular interest in new materialism and socially-engaged practices. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies (Monash University) and an MFA in Art Theory (University of Tasmania), and has held a variety of curatorial, project coordination, research and teaching roles across the arts, health and education sectors. Recent exhibitions include Systematic (2018-2021) Full Void (2017) and Ghost Biologies (2016) and collaborations with Dr Jennifer Ayton Tenderness (2020) and Broken Bodies (2017). She currently works in different capacities across the disciplines of Arts, Health and Medicine at the University of Tasmania.

Dr Jenn Ayton is a social scientist and senior lecture at the Tasmanian School of Medicine, University of Tasmania where she leads the Health and Society theme of the undergraduate medical degree program. Her research focus is maternal and reproductive health, and Arts in Health. As a creative qualitative, mixed methods researcher with a PhD in sociology, Jenn is a transdisciplinary researcher collaborating with a diverse range of partners across sociology, criminology, creative arts, medicine, nursing and public health and the wider community sector.


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Exhibition dates: Saturday 28 August - Saturday 9 October 2021

Gallery Hours all other times: Tuesday - Saturday 11am- 4pm (during exhibitions)
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Public holidays