Eight emerging Australian artists will be given the opportunity over the course of August to showcase their works at the renowned UNSW Galleries thanks to the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship For Emerging Artists.
Each year the scholarship is awarded to artists to aid with the costs of international travel as they research and develop their own individual artistic styles. This year’s exhibition will feature new works or iterations of works from eight of the countries brightest young talents; Spence Messih, Sara Retallick, Roberta Joy Rich, Alexandra Spence, Tiyan Baker, Kieran Bryant, Callum McGrath and Laetitia Olivier-Gargano.
Through a range of media including sound, sculpture, video and photography, the artists’ works explore an array of themes often reflecting on their personal relationship to sites and cities visited as part of their Scholarship program.
From discomfort and the uncanny, transgender, queer and gender-variant histories, slavery and race relations, to how death and intimate acts are mediated in the internet age, the works demonstrate a deep consideration of the global landscape and our place within it.
Until Sep 7. UNSW Galleries, Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington. FREE. Info: www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries