Void Public Programs

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  • UTS Gallery

    Level 4, Peter Johnson Building (Building 6)
    702 Harris St, Ultimo,
    University of Technology, Sydney

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Join us for a series of artist and curator talks, Yarning Circles and discussions with Indigenous knowledge holders to explore Indigenous ways of knowing and seeing through the concept of the void.

Below is a list of programmed events, click on the links for more information and bookings.


Curator’s Talk

Join Emily McDaniel curator of UTS Gallery’s current exhibition ‘Void’ in an informal talk, to hear about the exhibition as a means to explore the concept of the void in Indigenous ways of knowing and seeing and learn more about individual works

Wednesday 3rd October 1-2pm

Curator’s talk – Emily McDaniel


Yarning Circle

Yarning is a means of conversation — but more than just a conversation, it’s a culturally comfortable, relaxed and informal passing of stories or knowledge. It is a powerful way in which Aboriginal people connect with each other. There are many different reasons for having a yarn, be that to make laws, solve a problem, discuss a shared experience, or connect with friends and family.

Monday 8th October 1-2pm

Yarning Circle – Daniele Hromek

Saturday 27th October 12-1pm

Yarning Circle – Emily McDaniel

Friday 2nd November 1-2pm

Yarning Circle – Annie-Renae Winters


Panel discussion – Perspectives on the void

Join us in UTS Gallery for an informal talk to hear diverse and innovative voices share their understanding of the void as it relates to their professional and creative practices from a First Nations perspective. Speakers include Prof Larissa Behrendt, Michael Hromek, Shannon Foster, Alison Page and Emily McDaniel.

Wednesday 7th November 6-8pm

Perspectives on the void


25 September – 16 November 2018

Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO, Danièle Hromek, Jonathan Jones, Mabel Juli, John Mawurndjul AM, Hayley Millar-Baker, Andy Snelgar, James Tylor, Jennifer Wurrkidj and Josephine Wurrkidj.

UTS Gallery
University of Technology Sydney
Level 4, Building 6, 702 Harris Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

UTS Gallery hours
12–6pm Monday to Friday
12–4pm Saturday



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.