The Model Citizen – Opening Night

7 Feb 6:00pm -
7 Feb 8:00pm

RMIT Gallery
Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC, Australia


Sean Redmond and Darrin Verhagen

You are invited to celebrate the opening of RMIT Gallery’s new exhibition The Model Citizen on Thursday 7 February 2019.


About the exhibition:

Are you a model citizen?

Meet the micro lenses of surveillance and audit culture; the algorithm of benign search engines; the political poetry of embodied dance; the veneer of the celebrity citizen; the performative monotony of routine; the bio-power of the viral robot; the ghostly noise of a thousand newsreaders speaking all at once, and the hopeful threads and fibres of participatory culture.

Curators: Sean Redmond and Darrin Verhagen

Artists: Asim Bhatti, David Cross, Larissa Hjorth, Leah Kardos, Jondi Keane, Bronek Kozka, Lyn McCredden, John McCormick, Shaun McLeod, Olivia Millard, Adam Nash, Sean Redmond, Sadia Sadia, Polly Stanton, (((20hz)))

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Opening speaker: Dr Drew Berry
Biomedical Animator, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Drew Berry creates biomedical animations that combine cinema and science to reveal the microscopic worlds inside our bodies. He uses this science-arts knowledge to bring a rigorous creative-scientific approach to every topic, immersing himself in contemporary research and current data to ensure that the frontier of human discovery is authentically rendered and made accessible to all. Berry has worked at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne since 1995. Berry received an Emmy (2005) and a BAFTA Award (2004) for his outstanding work, which sits within conceptions of citizen science, and draws together arts and scientific praxis. His animations have been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Royal Institute of Great Britain and the University of Geneva.

Image: Bronek Kozka, Model Behaviour, 2018, thermal image, courtesy of the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart.