Deborah Hart, Head Curator, Australia Art, leads a conversation with Australian artists Fiona Hall and Judy Watson (Waanyi people).
Hall and Watson are distinguished artists, having both represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and 1997, respectively. Hall’s practice intrigues and challenges audiences using diverse materials including sardine tins, dried bread, and bank notes to address issues of our times. Watson’s work commemorates and reclaims Aboriginal memories, including the stories and sites of her matrilineal ancestral Country, using painting, drawing, printmaking, video, and public sculpture. Both artists are represented in the Gallery’s exhibition Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now.