Curated by Emily McDaniel

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Hayley Millar-Baker, Danièle Hromek, Jonathan Jones, Mabel Juli,John Mawurndjul AM, Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO, Andy Snelgar, James TylorJennifer 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 at UTS Gallery features 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.


Produced for the exhibtion at UTS Gallery, the Void publication features an introductory essay by Professor Bruce Pascoe and an essay by curator Emily McDaniel. Graphic design by Lucy Simpson. Publication design by Gavin Lacanilao.

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Produced for the Void Exhibition tour, Avoid. Voidance. Devoid. Vacated. Unoccupied. Erasure. Terra Nullius. Country is an illustrated essay by Danièle Hromek.

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Learning Resource

Download the VOID learning resource from our learning page.

Emily McDaniel, Curator, Void from Museums & Galleries of NSW on Vimeo.


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
6 December 2019 – 2 February 2020

Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, ACT
15 February – 1 August 2020

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, WA
22 August – 26 September 2020

Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC
21 November 2020 – 31 January 2021

Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
13 February – 18 April 2021

Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Arts Centre, NSW
8 May – 4 July 2021

Artspace Mackay, QLD
23 July – 17 October 2021

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW
13 November 2021 – 30 January 2022



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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.