6.45pm Couch Talks with Justene Williams, Michael Lindeman, Daniel McKewen, and Nadia Odlum, Gallery 1
In our Couch Talks, hear from a stellar line up of the brightest minds in art. Nationally renowned artists from near and far discuss their work in our latest exhibition Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer.
Nadia Odlum is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia. Driven by a fascination with urban environments, Odlum creates playful and immersive works that explore personal and collective experiences of space and urban architecture. Often working site-specifically, their output spans sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, artist-led workshops, and performance collaborations.
Justene Williams is a key figure of the Australian art scene of the 1990s, working across different media including photography, video, performance, installation, and sound. Her early work revolved around photography and utilised the ad hoc nature of disposable cameras and one-hour printing labs. The locations for these early photographic projects were sites of public recreation such as shopping centres, car shows and strip clubs.
Michael Lindeman is an artist based in Sydney, Australia. His work is an exploration into his own identity, a burrowing into the realm of institutional critique, and an exercise in bypassing culturally sanctioned principles. Lindeman’s work often takes form as large-scale text paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Drifting between stream of consciousness writing and structured research-based content, Lindeman’s work shines a light on the mechanics of the contemporary art world and his place within it.
Daniel McKewen is a visual artist based in Meanjin (Brisbane), whose practice investigates the intersections of contemporary art, screen culture, economics, and politics. Working appropriatively across a range of media including video installation, his work creatively and speculatively examines how these institutionalised structures operate through formal and symbolic conventions.