Exhibition openings 10 March 6-8 pm at RMIT Gallery

Reminder – please join us at three exhibition openings at RMIT Gallery tonight Thursday 10 March from 6-8 pm: Elizabeth Gower: ‘he loves me, he loves me not’, Mithu Sen + Pushpa Rawat: Quiet Voices, and Richard Bell: Imagining Victory. All welcome.

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Richard Bell | Imagining Victory 

Opening Night: Thursday 10 March | 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 11 March – 23 April

Opening Speaker | Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Vice-President, RMIT University

Drawing heavily upon the mechanisms of activism, this significant solo exhibition by leading Australian artist Richard Bell is centred on a trilogy of recent video projects that attempts to dig beneath the veneer of cultural integration to expose how racism can be deeply embedded and passed on to future generations. An Artspace exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

 

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Elizabeth Gower ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ . Installation image RMIT Gallery, 2016.

Elizabeth Gower | he loves me, he loves me not  

Opening Night: Thursday 10 March | 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 11 March – 23 April

Opening Speaker | Dr Leslie Cannold, Ethicist, researcher, author 

Women in all cultures are encouraged to seek validation at an early age, by conforming to prescribed behaviours, sanctioned body image, fashion, career and lifestyle choices. In the handwritten phrase he loves me, he loves me not RMIT Alumnus Elizabeth Gower poses the question 21,319 times symbolically representing a lifetime of re-evaluation and wavering, resilience and resolve.

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Image (screen detail) Mithu Sen I have only one language; it is not mine, 2014, 42 min. Video installation based on a performance. Installation image at RMIT Gallery, 2016.

Mithu Sen and Pushpa Rawat | Quiet Voices

Opening Night: Thursday 10 March | 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 11 March – 23 April

Opening Speaker | Ms Sushi Das, Opinion Editor, The Age, author 

The works by Mithu Sen and Pushpa Rawat poetically address issues women face with obligation,
patriarchy and the inter-generational dynamic.For her multi-media installation I have only one language; it is not mine renowned Delhi-based artist Mithu Sen spent a month at a Kerala orphanage to experience firsthand what life was like for these marginalised young girls. Nirnay (Decision) the debut film of director Pushpa Rawat explores Pushpa’s journey and that of her young, educated women friends on the outskirts of Delhi who feel powerlessly obligated when it comes to taking any major decision regarding their future.

 

 

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