Exhibition talks: Joy before the object
Short talks by artists, art historians and curators
Exhibiting artists, an art historian and the exhibition assistant curator discuss photographs in the exhibition and the role and nature of object photography.
Image: Francesca Woodman, from the Eel series, Rome 1977-78 © Estate of Francesca Woodman
Emma White, artist
Emma joins us to speak about the imaginary pictorial space she has created in her exhibited work Still life with objects (2011) and about her practice more generally, highlighting the interplay between photography and sculpture.
Wednesday 9 October 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Robyn Stacey, artist
Photographer Robyn Stacey will talk about the processes and ideas embedded in her work Walnuts (2009) included this exhibition. Robyn will explain how her work draws our attention to practices of museology, particularly the categorising and photographing of artefacts.
Wednesday 13 November 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Eleanor Weber, assistant curator
Eleanor is assistant curator, photographs at the Art Gallery of NSW. She graduated from The University of Sydney in 2012 with honours, and her writing has appeared in Art Monthly Australia, frieze, Column and un Magazine among other publications. Eleanor will discuss the selection and display of photographs in the exhibition from a curatorial perspective.
Wednesday 27 November 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Catherine Rogers, artist
Exhibiting artist Catherine Rogers will speak about her works from the series The culture of the table (2007) and their relationship to the still life tradition in photography and art.
Wednesday 11 December 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Jaime Tsai, art historian
Jaime is an art historian currently working at the National Art School and at the College of Fine Arts. Drawing on her expertise in surrealism, Jaime will take us on a walkthrough of the exhibition, discussing the ways in which the object has been invested or divested of meaning through photographic representation.
Wednesday 8 January 2014 5:30pm – 6pm