The Sydney Chapter would like to invite you all to join us for our upcoming events:
Online Talk - Animating the ancient world – a past that still dances
What perspectives can contemporary artists gain from archaeological museums and sites? And what do contemporary practices give back to the understanding of these ancient worlds? With a practice as a sculptor and animator, Hannah Gee has observed and made reference to archaeological artefacts for over ten years. Through visiting archaeological sites and museums in Athens, Turkey, Italy, Crete and Cyprus, the access to objects provides an immense platform to produce work, as well as examine the deep past and acknowledge the shared human impetus to create over millennia. Join Hannah as she discusses the impact of working with archaeologists and archaeological material on her artistic practice and her curatorial approach to exhibit contemporary Australian art.
About our speaker:
Hannah has worked with artists and objects since 2011. With a Bachelor of Creative Arts (hons) from the University of Wollongong, her artistic focus remains in sculpture, animation and video installation. Having undertaken a Masters of Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Sydney, her critical area of interest is the flexibility of new media in contemporary art as applied to the stalemate within institutions regarding disputes over material repatriation. She is currently the Exhibitions and programs coordinator at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, where every practice is viewed holistically and every object has its own agency.
We hope you are able to join us for one or both of these upcoming events
Your Sydney Chapter Co-Chairs
Alex, Genevieve and Candace