Image: Margaret Richards, Tjukula Tjuta (detail), 2020. Photograph: Courtesy APY Gallery, Adelaide.
Location: Adelaide Town Hall, Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation room) and First Floor Gallery, 128 King William Street, Adelaide
Featuring: Jasmine Ann Dixon, Maxwell Callaghan, Tony Kearney, Anna Platten, Margaret Richards, Lee Walter and Raymond Zada
Curated by ART WORKS 2020 Emerging Curator Steph Cibich
We are bound by something we cannot see. Our emotional and intuitive responses are part of every human experience. When strong, these feelings spark connections with other people, objects, surroundings and create meaning in our lives. Such bonds inform our personal identity and facilitate relationships within communities. Despite our differences, we are all connected by what we feel.
You’re only human, after all offers a safe and immersive space to consider these ideas as expressed through art. Inspired by ART WORKS Artist in Residence, Jasmine Ann Dixon and her investigations into emotionally charged paintings, this exhibition features a breadth of emerging and established South Australian artists. Alongside Dixon is the work of Maxwell Callaghan, Tony Kearney, Anna Platten, Margaret Richards, Lee Walter and Raymond Zada. These artists draw on themes of emotional expression and human connectedness in an eclectic display of works of various mediums and styles. In this way, You’re only human, after all offers creative insight into the authentic, relatable and sometimes uncomfortable truths regarding how it feels to be a human being.
This exhibition is presented at the Adelaide Town Hall as part of the 2020 ART WORKS Emerging Curator Program, delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide.