‘Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia)’ curated by Dr Mary Knights
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22 Feb 2016— 18 Mar 2016

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‘Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia)’ curated by Dr Mary Knights

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia
City West Campus
Kaurna Building, Level 2
Cnr Fenn Place and Hindley Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia) curated by Dr Mary Knights of SASA Gallery in collaboration with Michelle Browne, brings together three Australian contemporary visual artists & three Irish performance artists to investigate cross-cultural issues around the legacy of colonialism, ethnic conflict & the challenges of reconciliation. Each artist will create new site-specific artwork through performance, sculpture, video & installations, informed by their own cultural experience & art practice. Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia) opens a spaces for reflection and dialogue around the impact of colonisation on these two nations. 

Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia) brings together artists Michelle Browne, Dominic Thorpe, Sandra Johnston, Julie Gough, Yhonnie Scarce and Sue Kneebone to investigate cross-cultural issues around the legacy of colonialism, ethnic conflict and the challenges of reconciliation that are relevant to both countries. 

Michelle Browne is an artist and curator based in Dublin. She has performed and exhibited both nationally and internationally recently taking part in Excuse me I'm not finished, NCAD Gallery, Dublin; Forecast, Kilkenny; Using the Museum, Van Abbemuseum, Holland; and Motivational Deficit, Crawford Gallery, Cork. Browne has curated a number of exhibitions including Between You and Me and the Four Walls for IETM at Project Arts Centre in Dublin 2013, Tulca Season of Visual Art 2010 and These Immovable Walls: Performing Power at Dublin Castle 2014. She has been commissioned and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Culture Ireland and The Office of Public Works.