CURATED BY ZARA SIGGLEKOW. ARTISTS: MEGAN COPE (AUS), HELEN GROGAN (AUS), NIK PANTAZOPOULOS (AUS), STUART RINGHOLT (AUS), SRIWHANA SPONG (NZ/UK), SUE WILLIAMSON (SA)
NEXT WAVE GERTRUDE EMERGING CURATORS PROGRAM: GREAT MOVEMENTS OF FEELING
Gertrude has partnered with Next Wave since 2002 to support and mentor early practice curators to develop projects of experimentation and ambition, and in 2018 we are pleased to be working with independent curator Zara Sigglekow for her project Great Movements of Feeling.
Great Movements of Feeling includes new commissions by Megan Cope (Quandamooka), Gertrude Studio Artist Alumni Helen Grogan (Australia), Nik Pantazopoulos (Australia) and Stuart Ringholt (Australia); Sriwhana Spong (New Zealand/United Kingdom), Sue Williamson (South Africa), and a Medieval Flemish stained glass panel (artist(s) unknown).
Curated by Zara Sigglekow as part of Next Wave Festival 2018 the exhibition considers emotion as a cognitive and bodily force that drives, circulates and sticks. With discursive and centrifugal ambitions, this exhibition observes human emotion through personal and historic lenses.
Great Movements of Feeling will be accompanied by an online publication, including catalogue essay by Zara Sigglekow and text responses by writers Laura Couttie, Ellen van Neerven, Sarah Werkmeister, and activist Roxley Foley.
Zara Sigglekow writes about the ideas behind the exhibition and on individual works; Alex Lambert provides a brief tour intimacy’s history and argues that intimacy is now incrisis; Laura Couttie discusses hysteria and the weeping woman; Ellen van Neerven’s poem in response to Megan Cope’s work shares their concern of lateralviolence inflicted on indigenous people on social media and Sarah Werkmeister argues for re-framing our perceptions of love.
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Great Movements of Feeling has been assisted by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the Australian Government through Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. With thanks to ACU University and MvS Architects.
To download the education resource for this exhibition, please Click Here.