Saturday 27 May 2023, 6:00am
Gertrude Glasshouse44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood
Saturday 27 May, 4pm
Artist Narelle Desmond joined Gertrude Curator in Residence Amelia Winata for a discussion on the occasion of Desmond’s exhibitions On Hold (Opus Number 1) at Gertrude Glasshouse and Autotimer at FUTURES. Watch Desmond and Winata discuss some of the shared themes of both exhibitions, including Radical Italian Design, architecture and the non-space.
Narelle Desmond is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the intersection of art, design and popular culture through conceptual considerations of object making. Her research triggers a studio practice that currently draws on speculation as a mode of production and Italian Radical Design of the ’60s and ’70s. Recent exhibitions include Y’Verde at Station Gallery in 2019, Smart Objects Awkward Relations at Caves Gallery in 2017 and Unfinished Business, Perspectives on art and feminism in 2018 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
Desmond is a co-founder of Conners Conners Gallery at the Fitzroy Town Hall and was a founding member of artist group DAMP who participated in exhibitions including Art holds a high place in my life 2018 at Monash University Museum of Art curated by Rosemary Forde, Art as a Verb 2014-16 at Monash University Museum of Art and Artspace Sydney, Bristol Biennal 2012 in Bristol, UK and the Asia Pacific Triennial 2010 at the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery. She currently teaches design at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and is represented by The Renshaws, Brisbane.
Amelia Winata is the Curator in Residence at Gertrude. She is also an editor of Memo Review and Index Journal.