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A&D Postgrad Projects

BY UNSW Galleries | 25-May-2016
In this Postgrad Projects series, UNSW Galleries presents the work of three artists currently enrolled at UNSW Art & Design: Deborah Kelly, John Lethbridge and Russell Lowe. Their work in UNSW Galleries is the culmination of practice-led Higher Degree Research (MFA and PhD) programs. Collectively, it traces three very diverse investigations into art historical tropes and assumptions, each one undertaken in a context of reappraisal and renewal.
Venue: UNSW Galleries
Address: Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington, NSW, Australia
Date: June 3 - July 23, 2016
Web: https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/ad-postgrad-projects
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UNSW Galleries. Photo by Brett Boardman
In this Postgrad Projects series, UNSW Galleries presents the work of three artists currently enrolled at UNSW Art & Design: Deborah Kelly, John Lethbridge and Russell Lowe. Their work in UNSW Galleries is the culmination of practice-led Higher Degree Research (MFA and PhD) programs. Collectively, it traces three very diverse investigations into art historical tropes and assumptions, each one undertaken in a context of reappraisal and renewal.

Deborah Kelly is an established artist whose work has featured in recent international exhibitions including the Sydney Biennale. Scenes from the Death of Books explores and exposes the representation of women in art, bridging historical and contemporary imagery while inviting visitor participation in the form of workshops.

Senior Australian artist John Lethbridge, in his first solo exhibition in many years, presents a series of performative photographs and drawings. Entitled Imaging the Void: Making the Invisible Visible, Lethbridge’s project seeks to visualise connections between human beings and the natural environments in which we exist.

Russell Lowe’s research project, Dark Machines – Presence in the Sublime, brings (sometimes noisy) motorcycle engines into the gallery spaces. The work experiments with notions of the sublime in art, proposing through art historical precedents how new understandings of the sublime might be approached and understood.