Tuesday 12 July 2022, 1-2pm

Location: Adelaide Town Hall, First Floor Gallery, 128 King William Street, Adelaide.

Pricing: Free, bookings essential (places are limited)

Featuring: ART WORKS Early Career Curator Erin O’Donohue with exhibiting artist Sonya Rankine & TBA.

Join us for the Memory Bank curator and artist talk with ART WORKS Early Career Curator Erin O’Donohue with exhibiting artists, Sonya Rankine and Annelise Forster.

This one-hour conversation will unpack the curatorial premise of the exhibition while exploring each artists’ practice and how moments and memories are present within their work.

Considering different artistic processes and approaches Memory Bank exhibits the works of Sonya Rankine, Annelise Forster, Jingwei Bu, Alex Frayne, Caitin Bowe, Aunty Ellen Trevorrow and Kate Kurucz to explore how moments and memories can be captured into visceral, tangible artifacts.

Not to recreate a memory or moment, but geminate the emotion and essence of the experience to viewers.

Memory Bank is presented at the Adelaide Town Hall as part of ART WORKS Early Career Curator Program and is delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide.

ART WORKS is a collaborative program of residencies, curatorial mentorship and creative engagements, designed in partnership with the City of Adelaide to provide a city-based platform for artists, curators and writers to pursue new ways of working and engaging with audiences.

For any booking or access enquiries, please call the Guildhouse office on (08) 8410 1822

Adelaide Town Hall is an accessible venue.

Erin O’Donohue
ART WORKS Early Career Curator

Erin O’Donohue is an emerging curator working and living in South Australia. Currently in the early phase of her career Erin has curated five exhibitions across the state. Including Neon Revival (2018) supported by the Port Adelaide Artists Forum, 10 years from now… (2020) presented by Flinders University at Victoria Square and Sing my body electric (2021), an exhibition spotlighting the works of SA artist, Annie Forster. The later was the outcome of Erin’s yearlong Curatorial Fellowship with the Centre for Creative Health, presented by the Helpmann Academy. This position included the opportunity to work with CCH’s curatorial team in their galleries in the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the outcome of running her own exhibition. With pride for being the inaugural recipient, this position spurred Erin’s confidence and passion for curation further.

As the ART WORKS Early Career Curator Erin is based at Guildhouse part time throughout 2022 and will be liaising closely with the 2022 ART WORKS Artists & Writer in Residence pairings.

She will be curating three exhibitions of South Australian artists that will be presented at the Adelaide Town Hall Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation room) and First Floor Gallery. Memory Bank is the first of these exhibitions.

Images (L-R): Annelise Forster, WILL WE TALK, acrylic on canvas, 152.4×152.4cm. Image courtesy the artist; Erin O’Donohue. Photograph Lana Adams.