What: Mia Boe and Nabilah Nordin with special guest Amelia Winata
When: Thursday 12 May 2022
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm Talks to begin at 6pm
Where: Artbank Melbourne, 18-24 Down Street, Collingwood, VIC
RSVP: RSVP essential by Tuesday 10 May 2022. Due to capacity limit and helps us accommodate everyone comfortably. If you have any access requirements please let us know so we can help.
Guests will hear from two of Artbank’s newest acquisitions to the collection – Mia Boe and Nabilah Nordin in conversation with Amelia Winata.
Boe’s painting ‘Friction with Nature’, 2022 and Nordin’s sculpture ‘Twizzle’, 2022 were acquired by Artbank from Melbourne Art Fair.
Light refreshments and a private viewing of Artbank’s collection will follow
Amelia Winata is a Narrm Melbourne-based writer. She is president and co-founder of Memo Review and an editor of Index, a peer-reviewed art history journal out of the University of Melbourne. In recent years, Amelia has also been a contributor to Art Monthly Australasia, The Saturday Paper and Artforum, and has written for leading institutions including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Amelia is currently undertaking a PhD in Art History at the University of Melbourne, with her focus on the German artist Charlotte Posenenske (1930–1985).
Mia Boe is a painter from Brisbane, with Butchulla and Burmese ancestry. The inheritance and 'disinheritance' of both of these cultures focus her work. Mia's paintings respond, sometimes obliquely, to Empire’s deliberate, violent interferences with the cultural heritages of Burma and K’gari (Fraser Island). Boe is a current studio resident at Gertrude Contemporary and was the recipient of the Brett Whitely Traveling Art Scholarship in 2021.
Nabilah Nordin is a Singaporean/Australian sculptor. Interested in material invention, her installations embrace wonky craftwork, playfully celebrating the visceral and anthropomorphic qualities of materials in concert with community engaged performative practices. Nordin’s studio process draws on 'domestic' activities such as cooking, DIY construction, makeshift architecture or interior decoration, to conjure absurd monuments and amorphous environments. Her work has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions across Australia and internationally, including Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2021), Murray Art Museum Albury, Albury (2021) and the Changwon Sculpture Biennale, South Korea, 2020. She is represented by Neon Parc.
Artbank Sydney November 30 2023 to February 5 2024
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