Curated by Sabrina Baker and Anja Loughhead
15 April to 21 May 2021
18-24 Down Street, Collingwood, VIC
Wednesday to Friday 11am to 4pm
Darcey Bella Arnold, Pat Brassington, Oscar Capezio, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Lottie Consalvo, Renee Cosgrave, Julie Gough, Nadia Hernandez, Michael Lindeman, Claudine Marzik, Janine McAullay Bott, James Nguyen, Maria Josette Orsto, Kiron Robinson, Paul Wood
Work is an activity that consists of a beginning and an end. It is a purposeful task that requires effort to achieve a result. Synonymous with the known definition of labour it is a tough slog or grind; an action that involves sweat and elbow grease. Work is the opposite of ease, leisure and idleness. Work is a daily struggle in a productive industry.
Curated by Sabrina Baker and Anja Loughhead as part of the Artbank Emerging Curator program, 'The Work of Art,' brings together a selection of works from the Artbank collection that interrogate our relationship to art and traditional notions of labour. The exhibition holds a mirror to the perceived value of arts practice in contemporary Australian society and fiercely champions its sustained and celebrated place within it.
Image left: Lorraine Connelly-Northey, 'Narrabong (String Bag),' 2007, (detail). Right: Artbank and Flys Alone prepping for 'The Work of Art,' curated by Sabrina Baker and Anja Loughhead
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