Sydney students speak
about the 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations
Sydney’s art students present short talks about their favourite Biennale works. Hear a fresh perspective from the next generation of artists and art historians.
Image: Jin Shi Small Business: Karaoke 2009, mixed media, sound. Courtesy White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney
Zoe Alderton, University of Sydney
Jaun Manuel Echavarria Requiem NN 2006-11
Zoe is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Her thesis investigates the schism between intention and reception in the work of New Zealand artist Colin McCahon. Zoe has published peer-reviewed journal articles on outsider artist Norbert Kox, the music of Nick Cave, theosophy in modern Australian art, and political reactions to the Blake Prize.
Wednesday 1 August 2012 6pm – 6:30pm
Elliott Nimmo, National Art School
Guido van der Werve Nummer Acht: Everything is going to be alright 2007
Elliott is an honours student in painting at the National Art School. He was a finalist in the 2011 Doug Moran Portrait Prize and the 2011 John Olsen Drawing Prize and a semi-finalist in the 2012 Moran Prize. He recently won the Mark Henry Cain Memorial Prize, which awarded him a London residency for 2013.
Wednesday 8 August 2012 6pm – 6:30pm
Micheal Do, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
Yun-Fei Ji The Three Gorge Dam Migration 2009
Micheal is completing a double degree in law and art theory at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. He was the COFA Undergraduate Award Winner for 2012.
Wednesday 15 August 2012 6pm – 6:30pm
Clementine Barnes, National Art School
Jon Wolseley Ventifacts from Mallee Scrub after Fire 2007-12
Postcommodity Do you remember when? 2012
Clementine is in her final year at the National Art School. Her practice encompasses site-specific drawing and installation that explores the boundaries between public and private space. She was recently awarded a 2012 William Fletcher Foundation Tertiary Grant, an annual prize awarded to outstanding young visual arts students.
Wednesday 22 August 2012 6pm – 6:30pm
Sophie Hopmeier, National Art School
Gao Rong The static eternity 2012
Sophie is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at the National Art School. She also holds a first-class honours degree in art history and film theory from the University of Sydney. She has been the recipient of a Walter Reid Memorial Prize at the University of Sydney and FONAS subject area awards for both art history and painting at the National Art School, who hold three of her works in their collection.
Wednesday 29 August 2012 6pm – 6:30pm
Hayley Hamilton, University of Sydney
Yuken Teruya Constellation 2012
Hayley is completing a masters degree in art curatorship at the University of Sydney. She holds a first-class honours degree in philosophy and has studied drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School. She has won numerous academic scholarships and art prizes including the University of Sydney portraiture and landscape prizes.
Wednesday 5 September 2012 6pm – 6:30pm
Georgia Saxelby, National Art School
Hassan Sharif Suspended Objects 2011
Georgia is completing a bachelor of fine arts at the National Art School, majoring in painting. Her art practice focuses on ideas of identity, gender and politics. In 2011 she won the National Art School first-year art history prize.
Wednesday 12 September 2012 6pm – 6:30pm