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Curtin University of Technology
John Curtin Gallery


Sunday 27 November 2005

Curtin University of Technology is this Sunday presenting the last for 2005 of its series of Sunday afternoon cultural events.

The sunday@curtin program features The Body exhibition at the John Curtin Gallery. Students from the Department of Art at Curtin University of Technology have curated an exhibition of works on paper taken from the Curtin University of Technology Art Collection. This project is a part of a second semester theory unit for second and third year students. Instead of writing a conventional assignment on the topic of the body, these students were able to develop skills in curatorial practice as well as further their abilities in writing about the visual arts. The works chosen for The Body exhibition explore the politics of femininity and the male gaze through representations of the body created by various artists. They generate a fascinating dialogue on the topic of sexual identity.

Floor Talk
Louise Morrison Saunders, one of the five Curators, will be conducting an informal floor talk at 2pm on Sunday 27 November. She will discuss the premise of the exhibition with reference to a few key works. Co-curators Mareeka Skelton, Alana Watts and Siglinde Johannesson will also be available at that time to answer questions. Co-curator Ella Allen's installation, inspired by themes from the exhibition, will be on display on the Sunday. The exhibition runs from 21 November- 9 December.

Also on show at the John Curtin Gallery are three other comprehensive exhibitions: Melbourne based artist Emily Floyd's installation The Outsider; a survey of large-scale paintings, drawings and recent digital collaborations by well known Western Australian artist Ben Joel; and works by Frances Blythe and Michael Wise, recent graduates from Curtin.

The Sunday@Curtin program also features a major exhibition at the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. The art of the possible: creating an independent Australian foreign policy explores the facets of Australia's growing independence in foreign policy, under John Curtin's skilled and pragmatic leadership in the period 1935-1950.

Visitors this Sunday can also enjoy fine food, tea and coffee in charming surrounds of the Kirribilli Cafe. Both the Gallery and Kirribilli Cafe are fully accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.

Available from the John Curtin Gallery is a Guide Map describing various short walks for the public to discover the campus's celebrated grounds. The walks feature numerous outdoor artworks, and theme gardens curated by renowned horticulturist Matthew Lunn.

Wednesday 2 November 2005
Ben Joel Instrumental

Ben Joel is a lecturer in the Department of Art, Faculty of Built Environment, Art & Design at Curtin. A professional artist for thirty years Ben will discuss specific works from the exhibition to highlight his approach to making paintings. In particular he will discuss the interface between the digital world and the studio.

Wednesday 5 October 2005
12.15 - 12.45pm
Frances Blythe and Michael Wise

Artists and recent postgraduate students Frances Blythe and Michael Wise will discuss how their practice as artists developed within the strictures of a postgraduate qualification and how the process of learning and practising can be a productive generative force for making new work.

Wednesday 19 October 2005
12.15 - 12.45pm
Terri-ann White Reading Emily Floyd

Local author Terri-ann White will respond to Emily Floyd's installation The Outsider.