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Academy Gallery | Systematic floor talk


Systematic Floor Talk with Dr. Eliza Burke

Start Date

14 Mar 2020 12:00 pm

End Date

14 Mar 2020 1:00 pm


Academy Gallery, Inveresk

Tricky Walsh, Playable conjunc4on 8 (whenever wherever) 2018, Gouache on paper, 96 x 76cm (framed)

Image credit: Tricky Walsh, Playable conjunction 8 (whenever wherever) 2018, Gouache on paper, 96 x 76cm (framed)

Systematic floor talk with curator, Dr. Eliza Burke

Saturday 14 March 12 - 1pm
Academy Gallery, Inveresk, Launceston.

Systematic exhibition is on show until 27 March 2020 at the Academy Gallery, Inveresk, Launceston.

Systematic is an exhibition showcasing eight Australian artists whose works engage with the creative potential of systems to critique, re-imagine or re-invent their workings. Ranging across sculpture, installation, photography, generative animation, painting and assemblage, the exhibition is a playful blend of vibrant and kinetic works that invites viewers to reflect on various contemporary systems and their operations. Posing the question of ‘how things work’ as an imaginative proposal, the exhibition highlights processes of connectivity, organization and inter- relatedness and the interconnections between several different areas of contemporary arts practice.

The works in Systematic explore the material dynamics of systems through engineered connections and intricate componentry, constituting systems in their own right, or engaging with systems principles at conceptual and/or material levels. Through references to the technological, conceptual, ecological and political histories of ‘the system’, the exhibition invites viewers to explore the shifting definitions of what is ‘human’ in the vast network of systematic relations that impact on our daily lives.’

Dr. Eliza Burke - Curator

Dr. Eliza Burke is an independent curator and writer based in Hobart. Her work is fuelled by an interest in the creative potential of hybrid and collaborative forms across the arts and sciences, and inter-disciplinarity as both a concept and practice. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies (2004) and an MFA in Art Theory (2015) and has held a variety of project co-ordination, research and teaching roles across the arts, social sciences, health and education sectors. Solo-curated exhibitions include Full Void (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 2017), Ghost Biologies (Contemporary Art Tasmania, 2016) and Trace (Rosny Barn and Schoolhouse Gallery, 2010) with other recent curatorial roles in Broken Bodies (Plimsoll Gallery, 2017) and Tempest (Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, 2016). Her critical writing includes catalogue essays and articles, reviews and essays in publications such as Artlink, Art Guide Australia, Feminist Media Studies, and Australian Feminist Studies. She currently teaches, researches and curates in the interdisciplinary field of Arts and Health at the University of Tasmania.

Systematic is a University of Tasmania Plimsoll Gallery exhibition presented by the Academy Gallery National Touring Program and facilitated by Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Contemporary Touring Initiative program, through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts, the Hobart City Council’s ‘Creative Hobart’ grants scheme and by the Contemporary Art Tasmania Exhibition Development Fund.

SYSTEMATIC is supported by:

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The Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners, the palawa people and custodians of the land upon which this campus was built.

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