Guildhouse and Flinders University Art Museum invite staff to the opening of ‘UTE-ilitarian’ by contemporary artist Cynthia Schwertsik, which is a new exhibition within ‘The Collections Project’ and part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival.
Cynthia Schwertsik is a South Australian artist who works in the genres of visual art, and contemporary performance with participatory inclusion – navigating the everyday world with common objects and public spaces, often with humorous interventions.
In this exhibition Ms Schwertsik explores the Post-object and Documentation collection held by Flinders University Art Museum (FUAM). This includes photographs, artist books, prints and audio-visual material that document Australia’s conceptual art making of the 1960s and 70s within the context of the international movement.
She will present new video and performance art influenced by Aleks Danko, Tim and Vivien Johnson, and David Thorp, in a commentary on Australia’s ecological footprint.
The Collections Project is a collaboration between Guildhouse and FUAM that enables artists to engage with the museum’s collections and staff to create new works for exhibition.
Guildhouse is the leading South Australian organisation supporting and creating connections for South Australian creative practitioners.
This exhibition will be officially opened by Associate Professor in Drama William Peterson.
When: Thursday 8 August 2019
3:00 – 4:00pm | Participatory artist talk in conversation with curator Nic Brown
4 – 5.30pm | Exhibition Launch
Where: Level 1, Student Hub (near The Tavern), Bedford Park campus