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Hear from 2021 Enlighten artist Joan Ross as she discusses her illuminated projection Collector’s Paradise with Elspeth Pitt, Curator, Australian Art.
For the 2021 Enlighten Festival, Ross has created a vivid animation that transforms the Gallery’s façade and asks us to think about museums as places that keep, acquire, and classify objects. In Ross’ vast work of art, a fluorescent moth with flapping wings unleashes chaos. Vitrines smash, specimens escape, and the museum tumbles down. In the wake of a flood that clears the rubble, Lake George emerges, as drawn by the colonial artist, Joseph Lycett, in 1825. Gold balloons spelling $BOUNTY$ float and later burst in the bright blue sky.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures audience questions will be facilitated using Slido on your device. At the event we will share the URL to ask your own and see other people’s questions. The Gallery has free Wi-Fi.
The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.