Exhibiting artist Frances Barrett discusses her practice with UNSW Galleries Deputy Director, Kelly Doley. Barrett's work lies at the nexus of performance, curatorial models and collaborative processes. Recent projects foreground embodied modes of listening and touch. As long-time collaborators, Barrett and Doley will reflect on the role of collaborative networks, co-authorship, friendship and queer support structures when creating work.
Frances Barrett is an artist who lives and works on Gadigal land, Sydney. In 2019 she was one of the recipients of Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, the outcome of which, Meatus, will be presented at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in August 2020. She is one member of the collective Barbara Cleveland who have presented work nationally and internationally over the past 10 years. Frances is currently a PhD candidate in Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design and Architecture.
As public galleries throughout Australia remain temporarily closed, Friendship as a Way of Life will open to the public when restrictions lift and will extend to 21 November 2020. This public program will be delivered online. Please register to receive the link to the event.
Join the live event | 5:30 – 6:15pm Thursday 16 July 2020 (AEST)
Banner image: Frances Barrett Handle 2018. HD single-channel video, 11:58 minutes.
Image: Justin Balmain. Image courtesy: the artist.