Nik Pantazopoulos, to unfurl IV (A6007550), 2017. Installation view in Great Movements of Feeling
Megan Cope, The Empire Strikes Black I (Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others) (Detail), 2018. Installation View in Great Movements of Feeling
Installation view of Great Movements of Feeling.
Helen Grogan, splitting open the surface on which it is inscribed, 2018. Installation view in Great Movements of Feeling.
Sue Williamson, It's a pleasure to meet you, 2016. Installation view in Great Movements of Feeling.
CURATED BY ZARA SIGGLEKOW. ARTISTS: MEGAN COPE (AUS), HELEN GROGAN (AUS), NIK PANTAZOPOULOS (AUS), STUART RINGHOLT (AUS), SRIWHANA SPONG (NZ/UK), SUE WILLIAMSON (SA)
NEXT WAVE GERTRUDE EMERGING CURATORS PROGRAM: GREAT MOVEMENTS OF FEELING
Gertrude has partnered with Next Wave since 2002 to support and mentor early practice curators to develop projects of experimentation and ambition, and in 2018 we were pleased to be working with independent curator Zara Sigglekow for her project Great Movements of Feeling.
Great Movements of Feeling included new commissions by Megan Cope (Quandamooka), Gertrude Studio Artist Alumni Helen Grogan (Australia), Nik Pantazopoulos (Australia) and Stuart Ringholt (Australia); Sriwhana Spong (New Zealand/United Kingdom), Sue Williamson (South Africa), and a Medieval Flemish stained glass panel (artist(s) unknown).
Curated by Zara Sigglekow as part of Next Wave Festival 2018 the exhibition considered emotion as a cognitive and bodily force that drives, circulates and sticks. With discursive and centrifugal ambitions, this exhibition observed human emotion through personal and historic lenses.
Great Movements of Feeling was accompanied by an online publication, including catalogue essay by Zara Sigglekow and text responses by writers Laura Couttie, Ellen van Neerven, Sarah Werkmeister, and activist Roxley Foley.
Zara Sigglekow writes about the ideas behind the exhibition and on individual works; Alex Lambert provides a brief tour intimacy’s history and argues that intimacy is now incrisis; Laura Couttie discusses hysteria and the weeping woman; Ellen van Neerven’s poem in response to Megan Cope’s work shares their concern of lateralviolence inflicted on indigenous people on social media and Sarah Werkmeister argues for re-framing our perceptions of love.
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Great Movements of Feeling was assisted by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the Australian Government through Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. With thanks to ACU University and MvS Architects.
To download the education resource for this exhibition, please Click Here.