• Sarah Ujmaia
    The Interface between you and me (exhibition installation detail) 2018 
    c3 Contemporary Art Space
    Courtesy of the artist

    Kate ten Buuren
    The Interface between you and me (exhibition installation detail) 2018 
    c3 Contemporary Art Space
    Courtesy of the artist

  • Panel: Kate ten Buuren, Sarah Ujmaia + Meredith Turnbull

    Saturday 23 Jun 2018, 1.00- 2.00pm

    Artists Sarah Ujmaia, Kate ten Buuren and Meredith Turnbull will discuss the function of objects in their practice. Each artist works with objects in different ways in their drawings and sculptural practices. Together they will discuss how objects function and the relationships between material, people and contexts.

    Sarah Ujmaia is an artist who employs traditional and contemporary drawing strategies within a spatial practice in order to develop a poetic personal lexicon. Her practice has a focus in documenting experienced and observed narrative in order to map the tensions that exist for an individual living in a diaspora. She has a particular interest in the gendered effects of forced migration, the many diverse forms that an ethnographic object can take, and in the differing arrangements of 'space' in body and landscape. She is a first generation Chaldean Iraqi woman living in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia).

    Kate ten Buuren is an inter-disciplinary artist, curator, writer and filmmaker. Kate is a fiercely proud Taungurung woman, with strong connections to her extended Kulin Nation family. She creates work that allows her to investigate her family stories and connect more deeply with ancestral knowledge and practices. Kate is the founder of First Nations arts collective this mob who facilitate spaces and events that aim to build strength between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, celebrate blakness, and destroy imposed boundaries that try to inhibit creativity and culture.


    Meredith Turnbull’s practice engages diverse scales, art historical traditions and genres – and manifests in connections between sculpture, images, decorative objects and jewellery. She has an ongoing interest in combining sculpture, craft and display through approaches to excess, adornment and decor. More broadly her practice focuses on the related histories of modernism and abstraction across visual art and design.


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