I will tell you my story

curated by Talia Smith

  • UTS Gallery

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

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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 some of the 800+ artworks in the UTS Art Collection to consider how the collection 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.


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.