Join Emma Dexter, Visual Arts Director, British Council with Australian artists Mikala Dwyer and Natalya Hughes in a conversation on humour and the impact of Sarah Lucas’ practice, facilitated by Peter Johnson, exhibition curator Project 1: Sarah Lucas.
The National Gallery’s current exhibition Project 1: Sarah Lucas is the artist’s first major solo exhibition in Australia. Lucas is well known for her use of crude and humorous imagery to explore the representation and experience of gender and confront the realities of bodily existence.
Emma Dexter is a contemporary art curator with longstanding engagement in British art. In her role at the British Council, Dexter oversaw Lucas’ solo exhibition I SCREAM DADDIO for the British Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Mikala Dwyer is a leading contemporary artist who explores ritual, sexuality, magic, memory and history in her sculptural, installation and performative practice. Natalya Hughes’ practice is concerned with decorative and ornamental traditions and their associations with the feminine, the body and excess. Dwyer and Hughes are both currently featured in the exhibition Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now.
This accessible livestream event is supported by the British Council as part of the UK/Australia Season.