Artist Talks: In Character
Saturday 10 August 2019
On Saturday 10 August, join the exhibiting artists and curators to discuss their practices and the themes of the exhibition.
Curated by Peter Johnson and Verge Director Tesha Malott, In Character brings together Australian and international artists who use character and personae as a way to critically explore identity and social relations.
Grounded in performance and portraiture, the exhibition poses questions around authenticity, sovereignty, personal histories, gender and cultural identity. By taking on or creating a variety of alternative identities, artists are able to explore heightened versions of themselves and the world around them—revealing truths about power, selfhood and the forces that bind us together.
Image credit: Heath Franco, Hometown, still, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.