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Dark Rituals, Magical Relics (Ten Days Festival)

Summary

An exhibition of the work of seven contemporary women artists from Australia and abroad.

Start Date

13th Mar 2019 9:00am

End Date

5th Apr 2019 5:00pm

Venue

Academy Gallery, Inveresk

RSVP / Contact Information

RSVP to Deborah.Sciulli@utas.edu.au


Image credit: Ellie Coleman, Lucent creatures 2018, animal skull, crystals. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Carl Warner

Exhibition guest opening speaker/s: Jane Haley, CEO Ten Days on the Island, Professor Kate Darian-Smith, FASSA, Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania and Megan Williams, Manager, USC Art Gallery
Exhibition opening: 5.30 to 8pm Friday 15 March

Exhibition curator / Artist talk: 5 to 5.45pm Friday 15 March
*Please join us for informal nibbles and drinks and Q & A with the Exhibition Curators and Artists. All welcome!

Exhibition dates: 13 March – 5 April
Exhibition curators: Associate Professor Beata Batorowicz and Megan Williams
Exhibition artists: Amalie Atkins, Margaret Baguley, Beata Batorowicz, Linda Clark, Ellie Coleman, Lisa Reihana and Susan Shantz

Dark Rituals, Magical Relics is an exhibition of the work of seven contemporary women artists from Australia and abroad. What links the work of Amalie Atkins (Canada), Margaret Baguley (Australia), Beata Batorowicz (Australia), Linda Clark (Australia), Ellie Coleman (Australia), Lisa Reihana (New Zealand), and Susan Shantz (Canada) is the place of ritual in their practice.

From the celebration of rites of passage, to the overcoming of marginalisation, victimisation and trauma, ritual is associated with the dynamics of transformation and empowerment. The artists in this exhibition have explored ritual as a concept and a process to subvert and disrupt gender, time, power and representational norms and to address dichotomies such as life and death, human and animal, and fact and fiction.

Often drawing on folklore, fairy tales and mythologies these artists have delved into the undercurrents of emotion, relationships, nature, power, culture and religion to craft artworks that heed messages of warning, protection and caution. The resulting art objects—be they moving image, sculpture, photograph, or installation—become the relic of these rituals.

*PLEASE note Dark Rituals opens with Women's Art Prize Tasmania.

Additional viewing times Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 1pm - 5pm.

Image credit: Ellie Coleman, Lucent creatures 2018, animal skull, crystals. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Carl Warner

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Academy Gallery
*Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Academy of the Arts, Inveresk, Launceston
University of Tasmania

Free Admission

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