Issue 4
Monday, 01 June 2020
Charles Darwin University
PLACE curator Kellie Joswig
PLACE curator Kellie Joswig

Pop-up exhibition reopens CDU Art Gallery

By Andrew Hall

PLACE is an exhibition that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery and is a celebration of the gallery reopening after a forced COVID-19 closure.

The exhibition features 40 works acquired by the CDU Art Collection over the past 10 years.

Curator Kellie Joswig said the PLACE exhibition was “delightfully eclectic” and was a testament to artists from Australia and Timor-Leste and their painted, sculptural, ceramic and multi-media works.

“The CDU Art Gallery plays an important role for the university to connect with the wider Darwin community,” Ms Joswig said.

“This exhibition, which includes artworks that have never been on display, explores notions of identity and belonging, which are pertinent themes in these times.

“To honour National Reconciliation Week, we have included an 11-minute video by Fiona Foley, who is a contemporary Indigenous Australian artist from Badtjala, Fraser Island, Queensland.

“Foley is a significant Australian artist and academic and co-founder of the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.”

PLACE is free and open to the public until 10 July at the CDU Art Gallery, Level 1, Building Orange 12, University Drive South, Casuarina campus.

People attending the exhibition will be required to maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres.

Gallery opening hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10am - 4pm