It's a jungle out there
Please join us in the gallery at 4pm on Saturday 16 March to hear Susan Hipgrave discussing her latest exhibition with art advisor Mark Hughes.
Susan Hipgrave’s intricate paintings filter historical depictions of the natural world through a striking contemporary lens. Reincarnating forgotten scientific engravings from the dusty pages of nineteenth century encyclopaedias, Hipgrave renders zoological and botanical imagery on a ‘circular canvas’ of porcelain in an attempt to understand the natural in an increasingly unnatural age.
Mark Hughes has an extensive knowledge of international contemporary and modern art, with more than two decades of experience in the art world and over ten years in New York. The former Associate Director of Sydney’s Sherman Galleries, Hughes has worked with many leading contemporary Australian artists and contributes to the cultural fabric of Sydney through his roles as a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board for Sydney Contemporary Art Fair and an Ambassador for the Museum of Contemporary Art. Regularly writing for publications and called on to speak at museum and art fair events, this talk promises to be an illuminating insight into Susan Hipgrave's beautifully unique practice.
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