Back in 2006 the TarraWarra Biennial was launched as a signature exhibition to highlight the latest developments in contemporary Australian art. This year, curators Natalie King and Djon Mundine present a collection of works from 50 artists, exploring masking’s multiple expressions – and it's named after a line in the song 'Art Groupie' by Grace Jones. There is a focus on how masks reflect the era we live in, reflecting everything from an adopted persona to cultural assertion. The exhibition will also include some unusual live performances, exciting events and other fun happenings for your artistic pleasure.
From 11am-2pm, watch artist Søren Dahlgaard as she transforms the landscape as the Dough Warrior, then experience Singing Solaris to the Great Moorool around the TarraWarra Lake by the Telepathy Project. Book in to join the Biennial artists in conversation with curator Natalie King, enjoy spoken word poetry readings by artist Romaine Moreton, or a special conversation between historian Henry Reynolds, curator Djon Mundine and artist Fiona Foley.
This year the Biennial includes the work of: boat-people (Safdar Ahmed, Zehra Ahmed, Stephanie Carrick, Dave Gravina, Katie Hepworth, Jiann Hughes, Deborah Kelly, Enda Murray, Pip Shea, Sumugan Sivanesan, Jamil Yamani) (NSW), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Søren Dahlgaard (VIC), Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser (VIC), Karla Dickens (NSW), Fiona Foley (QLD), Tony Garifalakis (VIC), Sandra Hill (WA), Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano (VIC), Romaine Moreton (VIC), Nasim Nasr (SA), Polixeni Papapetrou (VIC), Elizabeth Pedler (WA), Sangeeta Sandrasegar (VIC), The Telepathy Project (Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples) (VIC) and The Tjanpi Desert Weavers Project with Fiona Hall (SA/NT/WA).
Caption: Søren Dahlgaard performing as The Dough Warrior at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.
Image courtesy Søren Dahlgaard & Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark