Tarrawarra International 2019: The Tangible Trace

Tarrawarra International 2019: The Tangible TraceTarrawarra International 2019: The Tangible Trace


TarraWarra Museum of Art | Healesville

A man kicks a flaming soccer ball through Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, tracing a pathway through the dark city. Traces of an abandoned hotel in Malaysia reverberate into the present through a series of ink monotypes. The trace of the sun in the sky causes fluctuating shadows and ephemeral visual effects upon five large, floor to ceiling panels.

Showing from 8 June - 1 September 2019, the TarraWarra International 2019 exhibition, The Tangible Trace, explores the notion of a trace as a residue or marker of a place, situation or body of knowledge. The artworks use the metaphor of the trace to invoke sensations that can be seen, felt, experienced and even touched in our real environments through tangible fragments natural materials, pressings, mappings, markings, journeys and gestures.

The exhibition includes the works of Francis Alÿs (Belgium/Mexico), Carlos Capelán (Uruguay/Sweden), Simryn Gill (Singapore/Malaysia/Australia), Shilpa Gupta (India), Hiwa K (Iraq/Germany) and Sangeeta Sandrasegar (Australia), including newly commissioned works by Capelán, Gupta and Sandrasegar.

Since its establishment in 2013, the TarraWarra International series has supported a number of Australian artists, including Janet Laurence, Louise Weaver, Tom Nicholson, Patrick Pound and Cyrus Tang, to exhibit their work in a global context by presenting it alongside leading contemporary artists from abroad. Each of these exhibitions has uniquely identified and meaningfully considered significant developments in contemporary art practice - from the interrelationship between the animate and inanimate, to the experience of temporality, to imaginative responses to the archive.

The TarraWarra International's strength lies in its rigorous curatorial research, reception of new ideas, commissioning of new works, exposure for exhibiting artists, and for providing a publicly accessible context for seeing major work by leading Australian and international artists. Previous TarraWarra International exhibitions include Animate/Inanimate (2013), Pierre Huyghe (2015) and All that is solid ... (2017).

Join our Volunteer Guides for an enlightening tour of The Tangible Trace every Thursday at 11am, and Saturdays at 2pm and 3pm. Free with exhibition admission, no bookings required.

8 June - 1 September 2019

Carlos Capelán

Fling (Implosion) 2019 (detail) from the Implosion series

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

200 x 265 cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Christel Lundberg.

Adult $10
Seniors $8
Concession & Students $5
Children under 12 FREE
Museum Members FREE

When & Where

Date/s: Saturday 8th June 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019

Times: Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 5pm

Venue || Location

 TarraWarra Museum of Art  Events 3 Events
⊜ 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road Healesville | Map
TarraWarra Museum of Art311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville, , 3777
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