This intimate workshop with artists Eugenia Lim and Drew Pettifer focuses on creative methodologies for working with under-represented communities, histories, and social themes. Over the course of two hours you will: share your practice and ways of working with a diverse range of artists; discuss case studies of artists and artworks that represent contemporary socio-political concerns; and, develop frameworks for thinking through and speaking about your practice.
Expressions of interest for participating in this workshop can be submitted here.
Eugenia Lim is an Australian artist of Chinese-Singaporean descent who works across body, lens, social and spatial practice to explore how national identities, migration and capital cut, divide and bond our interdependent world. An ongoing strand of practice considers work, collectivity, technology and ethics – and art and capital as strange bedfellows. Often a performer within her own works, Lim invents personas to explore the tensions of the individual within society – the alienation and belonging in a globalised world. Based on unceded lands in the Kulin Nation, Lim has exhibited, screened or performed at the Tate Modern, LOOP Barcelona, FIVA (Buenos Aires), Recontemporary (Turin), Kassel Dokfest, Museum of Contemporary Art (Syd), ACCA, Next Wave, ACMI, FACT Liverpool, EXiS (Seoul) and Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK). She has been artist-in-residence with the Experimental Television Centre (NY), Bundanon Trust, 4A Beijing Studio, Gertrude Contemporary, and she co-founded CHANNELS Festival. Lim is a 2022 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, and the winner of Charlottenborg Spring’s 2022 Deep Forest Art Land Award.
Drew Pettifer is a Naarm/Melbourne based artist, curator, and non-practicing lawyer. His art practice works across photography, video, print, performance, sculpture, textiles, and installation and explores themes including the archive, queer theory, gender, power, desire, representation, and contemporary social politics. Operating at the nexus of creative practice, critical theory, and social justice, his practice aims to transform our understanding of Australian history by using creative practice to foreground critical queer histories which have been systematically excluded from dominant archives. Recent exhibitions include: Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (2023); Forget Me Not: A queer end to the bushrangers, Sarah Scout Presents (2023); Queer, National Gallery of Victoria (2022); Too Much is Never Enough, Space Place Gallery, Russia (2021); XX, Hong Kong Art Centre (2020-21); A Sorrowful Act: The Wreck of the Zeewijk, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth (2020). His work is held in various collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Museum of Australian Photography and City of Melbourne’s Arts and Heritage Collection, as well as private collections nationally and internationally.
Image: Eugenia Lim, video still from Shelters for Kyneton (triadic transfer), 2022, HD Single-Channel Moving Image, Colour, Sound, 7:40min