17 June – 3 September 2017

New Alchemists comprises a diverse suite of works by Australian and International artists exploring ideas of futuristic biologies and post-human engagements within the broad intersections of art and science.

Paralleling a view of the artist as contemporary alchemist, the selected works channel experiences beyond our accessible human and non-human worlds. Through play, ambiguity and provocation, the works engage in narratives that collapse our sense of familiarity and embodied otherness with the world around us.

Art Orienté Objet (France); Michaela Gleave (Australia); Ian Haig (Australia); Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr (Australia); Nadege Philippe-Janon (Australia); Thomas Thwaites (UK) and Lu Yang (China).

Curator: Dr Alicia King
 

Online Catalogue

  • View the Online Catalogue here
     

Opening

Friday 16 June 6.15 for 6.30 pm

to be opened by
Dr Karin Sellberg
UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
The University of Queensland


Media

  • View images for news and review here
  • View the media release here

     

New Alchemists is a Salamanca Arts Centre exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania. Contemporary Art Tasmania is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. Salamanca Arts Centre is supported by the Hobart City Council and the Tasmanian State Government. The exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts and Contemporary Art Tasmania Exhibition Development Fund.

 

Art Orienté Objet
May the Horse Live in Me! (video still) 2011
High Definition digital video
Duration: 00:24:00