Artists: Christopher Bassi, Jess Bradford, N.Breedon, Kevin Diallo, Jazz Money, Thea Anamara Perkins, Genevieve Felix Reynolds
Institutional art collections can be an archive of their past attitudes and future aspirations as well as a constellation of knowledges and times. As records of evolving tastes and values, collections are prone to inevitable gaps in knowledge, language and care.
I will tell you my story is a group exhibition that engages with works from UTS Art Collection by Tony Albert, Dion Beasley, Reg Campbell, Lex Dickson, Marian Drew, Vanessa Inkamala, Mabel Juli, Jumaadi, Sam Leach, Eun-Jong Lee, Guy Maestri, Sanné Mestrom, Henry Moore, Joycie Pitjarra Morton, Peter Newry, Sidney Nolan, William Pidgeon, Margaret Preston, Jude Rae, Kate Scardifield, Pamela Thalben-Ball, Christian Thompson, Judy Watson, Emma White and Xia Xiong. The exhibition considers how collections can be re-read in light of the present, challenged as an archive, and imagined anew. New commissions and loans by unrepresented artists bring new context to the UTS Art Collection, its history and future.
I will tell you my story forms part of an ongoing collection development project at UTS that seeks to bring new voices and perspectives to the UTS Art Collection.
I will tell you my story is extended by a catalogue with documentation of the exhibition, a foreword by exhibition curator Talia Smith, an essay by Aneshka Mora and a commissioned poem by Jazz Money.
Design by Daryl Prondoso.
Header image: Christopher Bassi, The Garden and The Sea [detail], 2021, oil on canvas, series of 6, each 45.7 x 40.6cm. Courtesy the artist.