Hayley Millar-Baker, Danièle Hromek, Jonathan Jones, Mabel Juli,John Mawurndjul AM, Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO, Andy Snelgar, James Tylor, Jennifer Wurrkidj and Josephine Wurrkidj, curated by Emily McDaniel
UTS Gallery is pleased to present Void, curated by Emily McDaniel, from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central New South Wales. Bringing together contemporary Aboriginal artists from across the country, the exhibition investigates the void as a spatial notion. Rather than being empty or unknown, these artists demonstrate that the void is always occupied by meaning and contains personal, historical and ancestral significance.
Void will premiere at UTS Gallery, featuring free public talks and programs and an exhibition catalogue designed by Yuwaalaraay artist Lucy Simpson. Educational and public programming is a key feature of the exhibition at UTS, with the gallery and programs creating a space for the sharing of Indigenous knowledges. The resources produced during the exhibition have been developed in collaboration with UTS students and researchers, in conjunction with the exhibition’s curator and the UTS ART Projects and Learning team.
An exhibition curated by Emily McDaniel, in conjunction with UTS Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW.
Void is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Image: James Tylor, (Erased Scenes) From an Untouched Landscape #2, (detail) Narrawong State Forest, Gunditjmara nation, Victoria, 2014. Inkjet print on hahnemuhle paper with hole removed to a black velvet void. 50 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery.