Past Event

Gertrude Contemporary and FUTURES Present Narelle Desmond in Conversation


Sat 27 May 4:00pm - 5:00pm


Free, no booking required


Gertrude Glasshouse
44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Join artist Narelle Desmond in conversation with Gertrude Contemporary Curator in Residence Amelia Winata on the occasion of Desmond’s exhibitions On Hold (Opus Number 1) at Gertrude Glasshouse and Autotimer at FUTURES. Desmond will discuss some of the shared themes of both exhibitions, including Radical Italian Design, architecture and the non-space.


Narelle Desmond

Narelle Desmond is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the intersection of art, design and popular culture through conceptual considerations of object making. Her research triggers a studio practice that currently draws on speculation as a mode of production and Italian Radical Design of the ’60s and ’70s. Recent exhibitions include Y’Verde at Station Gallery in 2019, Smart Objects Awkward Relations at Caves Gallery in 2017 and Unfinished Business, Perspectives on art and feminism in 2018 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Desmond is a co-founder of Conners Conners Gallery at the Fitzroy Town Hall and was a founding member of artist group DAMP who participated in exhibitions including Art holds a high place in my life 2018 at Monash University Museum of Art curated by Rosemary Forde, Art as a Verb 2014-16 at Monash University Museum of Art and Artspace Sydney, Bristol Biennal 2012 in Bristol, UK and the Asia Pacific Triennial 2010 at the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery. She currently teaches design at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and is represented by The Renshaws, Brisbane.

Amelia Winata

Amelia Winata is the Curator in Residence at Gertrude Contemporary. She is also an editor of Memo Review and Index Journal.

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