Talk: SOME OF IT IS FAMILIAR, SOME OF IT IS STRANGE
- When 22 Aug - 22 Aug 2019
Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021
(02) 8936 0888
UNSW Galleries Director José Da Silva provides an intimate account of Debra Porch’s life and work, along with her enduring interests in literature, walking and the potential of art to transform the every day into the extraordinary.
The talk takes its title from Art Work (It Is Always Changing . . .) 1970 by American artist Robert Barry that describes art in general and the permutations that occur in installation practice.
Presented in conjunction with 'Debra Porch: Art Should Make Life More Interesting Than Art' at UNSW Galleries.
The work of Debra Porch (1954–2017) explores the potency of memory and its ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. After establishing a career in printmaking, Porch began working with installations incorporating textiles, video, and electroplated objects. As a posthumous survey, the exhibition acknowledges the impossibility of recreating Porch’s installations that were often arranged by the artist in situ.