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Kay Abude

26 November -
18 December 2021

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

Opening: Thursday 25 November 2021, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday 11 December 2021, 4pm

Kay Abude’s project (DON’T) BE AN ARTIST continues her ongoing interrogation into the labour and financial precarity of being an artist. Her practice frequently utilises labour-intensive techniques of screen printing and textile construction, as well as photography, sculpture and performance to create garments and installations that reflect upon the value of artists’ output broadly, while bringing into question concerns of remuneration. Her works, often adorned with texts that function as provocations, bring issues of artistic production to the fore with respect to the importance ascribed to arts and culture, while the production and financial resources provided by artists are given romanticised overtures of being beyond financial rewards. To be an artist incurs costs, and (DON’T) BE AN ARTIST reflects on these issues, while also requiring resourcing to bring it to fruition.


Public Program

Artist Talk: Kay Abude 

Artist TalkSaturday 11 December, 4amGertrude Glasshouse

Join us at Gertrude Glasshouse for a perfromance followed by a conversation between artist Kay Abude and Gertrude Artistic Director Mark Feary, as they discuss Kay's exhibition (DON'T) BE AN ARTIST

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Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm