Paper Cut: Students in Residence Talk II
With Julie Robyn Ziegenhardt + Debbie Gilchrist
Thursday 11 March, 1pm-2pm
Join recent UWA students and artists Julie Robyn Ziegenhardt and Debbie Gilchrist for a talk exploring their work and participation in the Paper Cut: Students in Residence space.
Julie Robyn Ziegenhardt explores her evolving understanding of the world around her through the reimagining of objects and spaces from her everyday life. Conventionalised cultural signifiers are manipulated and reimagined to unpack the ways in which one’s understanding of the past is constantly shifting as this relationship is carried into the present. This is done through the interrogation of the ‘everyday ’and the ‘mundane ’using digital illustration, sculpture, and writing. Robyn uses aspects of her own experiences to visualise ambiguous narratives. These narratives open up spaces for the reflection and ever-changing possibilities of the small and unspectacular aspects of human life.
Perth-based artist Debbie Gilchrist specialises in portraiture and socially engaged art intended to promote reflection and discussion. A multidisciplinary artist exploring many art forms, her work ranges from drawn images to prints, pen and ink and other media. During COVID lockdown, availability of lino in her cupboard and discussions and contemplations with her teenage daughters inspired an exploration of reduction lino printing with a focus on women’s equity. Alarmed to find that the word “feminism” had become a dirty word for a younger generation of women, and keen to reclaim the word as an expression of a wish for equity, her current print works explore the barriers that still remain for women in our current society.
Paper Cut is an exhibition of works on paper from UWA's Cruthers Collection of Women's Art. The 'cut' in the exhibition's title refers to both the technique and to the incisive cut of much of the subject-matter. It is a mass showing that reveals the particular strengths of the collection and the remarkable breadth of content, featuring many works on public display for the first time.
A Paper Cut residency program complements the collection display, showcasing print media and paper forms currently being produced by four local groups in dialogue with the themes, materials, strategies and processes of the exhibition.
Paper Cut contains images of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Some works in the exhibition refer to adult themes.
Please note: due to Covid-19 safety precautions, registration is essential for this event and space is limited.
Image: design by Julie Ziegenhardt.