|From the bower: combined collections wall, Art Gallery of Ballarat, August, 2017|
This coming Saturday, 12 August, at 2 pm, there will be an artists forum at the Art Gallery of Ballarat focusing on From the bower - patterns of collecting, the current exhibition comprising collection items and artworks plucked from the private 'bowers' of Loris Button, Louise Saxton, Carole Wilson and myself.
Convenor Julie McLaren will begin by asking if we would use the term ‘obsessive’ to describe our individual practices; she is also interested in the idea of obsession in terms of the private collections that fuel our works and which form the backbone of the show.
The hour-long forum will take place in the McCain Annexe. Afterwards, the artists will be happy to talk about our work to individual audience members within the exhibition itself.
We hope you can join us.