Date: Friday 26 February 2021
Location: CAT Gallery
A FREE EVENT – limited places due to COVID-19 restrictions. No registrations necessary – first in, best dressed.
Artist Michaela Gleave will discuss a selection of her projects that involve compressions or expansions in time and space. Including public art, performance projects, digital and online works, the presentation will focus on works that seek to bridge temporal or physical space through the use of light, distance, duration, or data. Working across a wide range of media, Gleave will discuss the increasing role collaboration plays in her practice, and the content and platforms this way of working has enabled. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.
Time and Space is presented through the Shotgun 9 program.
Michaela Gleave’s conceptual art practice spans numerous mediums and platforms including digital and online works, installation, performance, photography, sculpture and video. Her projects question our innate relationship to time, matter and space, and focus particularly on the changing intersections between art, science and society. Gleave’s work has been presented extensively across Australia as well as internationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Fremantle Arts Centre, WA; Ian Potter Museum Melbourne; Bristol Biennial, UK; Hong Kong Art Fair; and Dark Mofo, Tasmania. Gleave holds a Master of Fine Arts (Research) from the University of New South Wales, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours First Class) from the University of Tasmania. Gleave has been awarded residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, Tokyo Wonder Site in Japan, and was resident artist with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science during 2012-13. Gleave won the 2015 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize and was awarded a prestigious Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts (2013).
Image credit: Doing Time/TimeDoing, Michaela Gleave, 2014. 48 hour endurance performance executed in former police detention cell: clocks, CCTV cameras, video monitors, live web feed, camping equipment and supplies. Installation view: The Lock-up, Newcastle. Photography: Jamieson Moore