Art Forum: Liz Bradshaw

09mar12:45 pm1:45 pmArt Forum: Liz Bradshaw

Event Details

Wednesday 9 March
Cell Block Theatre 


This lecture will introduce the political ideas behind the current Queer Contemporary program and locate the exhibition in both queer and art discourse contexts. It will discuss the ways the works mutually amplify explorations of past, present and future in their referencing of art history, architecture, objectification, the camp double and the play of absence and presence.

Dr Liz Bradshaw is an artist and cultural researcher. She has recently curated I want a future that lives up to my past at the National Art School and held solo exhibitions Small town boy (2022) and Inheritance (2020) at Gaffa Gallery.

Her work is about specific moments in the historical and epistemological archives of industrialisation and modernity, and the ideas, processes and artefacts of these histories as they resurface in contemporary culture transformed by technology and globalisation. Her practice explores the ways these histories and praxes produce marginalisation, and resist, silence or accommodate the voices of others.

She has exhibited site-specific work, sculpture, installation, drawing and photography internationally; in galleries, libraries, archives and other historical sites, and published on art and design, and creative education. She has also developed collaborative projects in interactive technology, and taught art and design in Sydney and the UK. Since returning to Sydney she has taught at the National Art School and at UNSW Art, Design and Architecture, and wrote the learning programs for the Biennale of Sydney, 2018.

Image: David McDiarmid (Australia, 1952-1995) “I want a future that lives up to my past”. From the Rainbow Aphorisms series 1994. Computer-generated colour inkjet prints. 149.1 x 110 cm. Collection of the McDiarmid Estate, Sydney.



(Wednesday) 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


Cell Block Theatre

Forbes St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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