Gestures Exhibition - Image: 'Artwork by THEY/THEM Collective (Ruby Allegra + Wallis Prophet), 2018' POA

Foyer Gallery Exhibitions

Gestures

Exhibition dates: 3 October 2018 - 16 November 2018


Where: Carclew Foyer Gallery
Curator: Gabi Lane
Artist: Ruby Allegra, Chelsea Farquhar, Chiranjika Grasby, They/Them Collective
Opening performance by W.M.N

Curator’s statement

Queer has become a catchall term for sexual and gender minorities who do not conform to what has been called 'heteronormative' labels. History has had a habit of objectifying and sexualising the queer body. In this exhibition, the artists use their bodies to express their identities. By asserting control of how their own bodies are governed, the artists reaffirm consent over the queer body. Then using their bodies, conceal and reveal the facets of their experiences.

In Gestures, queerness represents broadly. The work reflects varied experience and unique personal expression by each artist. Material and performative processes are central and abstraction manifested. Traces of movement reflect experiences of the self and self-representation, codifying the queer experience. The exhibition exists within an expanded field, which resists categorisation and labelling, giving audiences the opportunity to recognise and realise new ideas.

Join us for the opening of Gestures

Opening includes an artist talk by Chelsea Farquhar,  live drawing by Ruby Allegra and opening performance of spoken word and instrumental backing by W.M.N.

Wednesday 3 October
6pm - 8pm
Carclew Foyer Gallery, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide

Light refreshments care of ALPHA BOX & DICE

Exhibition continues til  16 November.  Open 9am - 5pm, Mon – Fri

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Image: 'Artwork by THEY/THEM Collective (Ruby Allegra + Wallis Prophet), 2018' POA

Contact Details

Gabrielle Lane
Braidee Otto
carclew@carclew.org.au
08 8230 1104