Queer Passages

27 March –  13 April

Matt Huppatz adopts assemblage as an artistic and theoretical tool that provides insight into labyrinthine qualities of queer identity. His work reflected upon queer masculine expression in the Duchampian tradition, connecting contemporary subjective experience with broader artistic and subcultural histories.

Image: Matt Huppatz, Sotterraneo, 2013. Site specific installation, FELTnatural public art project, Adelaide, 2013.

: translations : / translate/able / on translation

27 April – 19 May

Artists: Keith Giles, Anna Gore, Angelica Harris-Faull, Christopher Houghton, Bridgette Minuzzo, Tom Moore, Carly Snoswell & Jess Taylor.

This exhibition presented a diverse selection of works from eight Higher Degree by Research students as they negotiated the process of translation in their own practice to elucidate the nucleus of their research.

Image: Carly Snoswell, Feelin’ Fine #5 2016, Beyonce calendar, metallic thread, sequins, calico, tassel, velvet trim, string curtain, beads, MDF.

There is no place like home/s: An investigation into immigration, belonging and the hand-made object

25 May – 16 June

Christopher Boha

Christopher Boha’s research questioned what it means to belong in a place and focuses on the role of memory, narrative and hands-on making in rebuilding feelings of belonging. Ultimately, it came to understand that belonging, like identity, is fluid rather than fixed.

Image: Christopher Boha, In My Shoes II, 2016. Cast crystal and concrete, dimensions variable.

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 From there to here

31 August 31 – 22 September

Artists: Margaret Dodd, Loene Furler, Kay Lawrence, Ann Newmarch & Olga Sankey, Curator: Loene Furler

This exhibition brought together the work of five committed artists who have contributed to a long history of visual arts knowledge exchange over the last forty years. An exploration of the passing of time and the tangibility of memory, this exhibition coincided with a renewed interest in women’s and feminist art in Adelaide and interstate.

Image: Ann Newmarch, Women hold up half the sky, 1978. Screen print, 91x 65cm.

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