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

NELL
  • Visual Arts

NELL

10th March 2018 — 3rd June 2018

An exhibition which explores binary opposites: life and death, happiness and sadness, light and dark.

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Craft Anonymous
  • Visual Arts

Craft Anonymous

16th March 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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Island to Inland
  • Visual Arts

Island to Inland

20th March 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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