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Curator Anne O’Hehir will talk about the history of video and the important holdings of early video art held by the National Gallery of Australia.
The exhibition Light moves at RMIT Gallery (1 July - 20 August) features work made between 2009 and 2014 by some of Australia's most internationally significant video artists; Daniel Crooks, Hayden Fowler, Shaun Gladwell, Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, David Rosetzky, Julie Rrap and Christian Thompson.
In this floor talk, Anne O’Hehir will contextualise the works in the exhibition by looking briefly at the history of video and discuss the important holdings of early video art held by the National Gallery of Australia. She will also discuss the re-emergence and success of video in contemporary art over the last fifteen years.
"There is no doubt that the medium has enormous relevance and appeal for contemporary audiences. Certainly the works in Light moves engage with areas of concern for many, around notions of identity or our relationship with nature, for example," said O'Hehir.
Many of the works in Light moves have a quiet, meditative feel with individuals in some way retreating from the world, and Anne will also look at this aspect of the exhibition in her talk, and reflect why this might be.
Anne O’Hehir is Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia. She writes on photography, and has curated and contributed to many exhibitions at the Gallery as well as being the curator of the photography space 2010-2015.
Her exhibition Light moves: contemporary Australian video art is travelling 2015-2017 and she has a particular interest in contemporary photomedia practice as well as Modernist photography of the 1920s and 1930s.
Most recently at the NGA she co-curated Colour my world: Handcoloured Australian photography and The world is beautiful: photographs from the collection and her exhibition Diane Arbus: American portraits, showcasing the NGA's extraordinary holdings of Arbus's rare, vintage prints, alongside other leading photographers related to Arbus in a variety of ways, opened early June and is on until 30 October.
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Getting thereVenue: RMIT Gallery,344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria
RMIT Gallery is located at 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, near the corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets (Melways reference: 1A J4).
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.