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Artist's talk


by Lee Harrop
Presenter Charles Darwin University Art Gallery
Contact person
Eileen Lim
T: 0889466621 E:
Location CDU Art Gallery, Building Orange 12, ground floor, Casuarina Campus.

Due to an increasing global call to mobilize artists to respond to the urgent and serious challenges facing humanity, such as climate change, there exist expectations of artists and their art. These expectations raise key questions about the social role(s) of the artist and what art contributes to society. This talk explores how art plays a role in bringing knowledge to an audience. Harrop considers how art can assist the process of truth-telling by focusing on her artwork 'Here lies truth', 2016, created from geological core samples.

Lee Harrop is a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University undertaking practice-led research. Harrop’s artwork is word-focused and context-specific. Her recent artworks offer a representation of mining that can be considered alongside the wider global discourse surrounding mining and its environmental impact.

Here Lies The Truth
Here Lies Truth ii, 2016, hand-engraved geological core samples from the Goldfields region of the Yilgarn Craton (granite, quartz, orthoclase, mica, tourmaline). Kindly sponsored by the Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Kalgoorlie.