Australia Visual Arts
Whisper in My Mask
TARRAWARRA BIENNIAL 2014
Part of Visual Arts series.
PRESENTED BY TARRAWARRA MUSEUM OF ART IN ASSOCIATION WITH MELBOURNE FESTIVAL
CURATED BY NATALIE KING & DJON MUNDINE
Social, emotional, spiritual or digital: the masks we choose offer protection, beauty or anonymity. They can obscure our identities and emotions – or liberate them.
Featuring specially commissioned works from more than 20 of Australia’s most vital contemporary Aboriginal and non-Indigenous artists, this is a compelling, wide-ranging exploration of identity and concealment.
With a program spanning the breadth of the visual arts and including a day of performance and interactive events curated especially for Melbourne Festival, Whisper in My Mask offers a cross-generational, multidisciplinary perspective on one of humanity’s most primal instincts.
Artists include boat-people, Daniel Boyd, Søren Dahlgaard, Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley, Tony Garifalakis, Sandra Hill, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Romaine Moreton, Nasim Nasr, Polixeni Papapetrou, Elizabeth Pedler, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, The Telepathy Project (Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples), The Tjanpi Desert Weavers Project with Fiona Hall.
WHISPER IN MY MASK
A day in the valley
Sun 19 Oct, 11am – 6pm
TarraWarra Biennial presents a special one-day program of performances, talks and interactive events curated especially for Melbourne Festival.
MORNING PROGRAM – FREE
11am – Søren Dahlgaard: Dough Warrior Performance in the Landscape
12pm – The Telepathy Project: Reading Solaris to the Great Moorool
AFTERNOON PROGRAM $40 / $25
Ticket price includes exhibition entry plus the following:
2pm – Artists’ Panel Discussion
4pm – Romaine Moreton’s spoken word poetry
4.30pm – Henry Reynolds, Djon Mundine & Fiona Foley: A Special Conversation
5.30pm – Refreshments
Gourmet Lunch Boxes
Pre Booked Optional Gourmet lunch boxes
Packed gourmet lunch boxes are available at an additional cost, including an assortment of delicious light lunch items and drink options. We can also cater for any dietary requirements you may have, please let us know at time of booking.
Additional $25 per person – book by Sun 5 Oct
Melbourne Festival Creative Associate - Visual Arts: Louise Neri
Image credit: Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano Lux 2014 (still) 2-channel High Definition digital video, 16:9, colour and black & white, sound time variable. Courtesy of the artists and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Melbourne