Guided Tour: Material Place
- When 9 Jul - 9 Jul 2019
Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021
(02) 8936 0888
Exhibition tours of ‘Material Place’ explore key works, themes and ideas from the exhibition whilst connecting to the history and geography of the UNSW Galleries site itself.
Drawing on knowledge gleaned from the ‘From Site to Place’ symposium, these programs will connect with Eve Tuck and Marcia Mackenzie’s call to ‘…move beyond understandings of place as neutral background…as a bounded and antiquated concept, or as only physical landscape, to instead theorize and practice place more deeply…’ and ask how contemporary artists challenge generalist and static readings of the Australian landscape.
Presented in conjunction with 'Material Place: Reconsidering Australian Landscapes' at UNSW Galleries 21 June — 7 September 2019.
'Material Place' gathers artists who are thinking through the materiality of the Australian landscape and its representation — whether in local ochres or on Google Earth. The intricate connection between places and peoples is a focus of reflection for many of the artists, some of whom chart First Nations' intergenerational relationships to Country.