Curated by Bec Dean

Featuring artists Ingrid Bachmann, Guy Ben-Ary with Nathan Thompson, Andrew Fitch, Douglas Bakkum, Stuart Hodgetts, Mike Edel, John A Douglas, Bob Flanagan & Sheree Rose, Brenton Heath-Kerr, Carol Jerrems, Eugenie Lee, David McDiarmid, ORLAN, Helen Pynor, Jo Spence, Tim Wainwright and John Wynne.

The Patient examines the embodied experience of the artist as medical patient and the medical patient as a living subject in contemporary art. The exhibition surveys the ways in which artists engage with powerful human experiences in the fields of health, biological science and medicine, contributing to discourse on the representation of illness, disease, care, individual agency and what it is to be human.

 

Image: John A Douglas, Circles of Fire (variations), 2017, synchronised dual channel 4k to HD video with sound, video still. Image copyright the artist, courtesy Chalkhorse Gallery, Sydney.

The Patient is supported by

Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light
  • Visual Arts

Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light

9th March 2018 — 27th September 2020

First shown at the 2016 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Magic Object, Sydney-based photographer Robyn Stacey used camera obscura to depict the city of Adelaide as it has never been seen before.

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Island to Inland
  • Visual Arts

Island to Inland

8th June 2018 — 27th January 2019

Ten Kangaroo Island based visual artists bring ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life.

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Craft Anonymous
  • Visual Arts

Craft Anonymous

15th June 2018 — 30th September 2018

Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.

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