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Symposium | The TWMA Animate/Inanimate Symposium

Louise Weaver Hiding in Plain Sight (Witch Grass Nest) 2011-12 Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

The TWMA Animate/Inanimate Symposium TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) will present a unique public program to accompany the Animate/Inanimate exhibition at TWMA in conjunction with Healesville Sanctuary, its neighbour in the Yarra Valley, just four kilometres away as the bird flies. This symposium will present a day of lively discussions about the meanings, histories and vulnerabilities of the natural world through the eyes of artists, cultural theorists and environmental scientists, and coincides with Animate/Inanimate which presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the impact of global economic and climatic…

Exhibition Review | ‘Animate/Inanimate’ at TarraWarra Museum of Art. Reviewed by Denise M. Taylor

Fig. 6  Amar Kanwar, The Scene of Crime, 2011, HD video installation, colour, sound,42 minutes; courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.

‘Animate/Inanimate’ by Denise M. Taylor ‘Animate/Inanimate’ at the TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria, Until 6 October 2020 Twelve skulls, wrapped with pink silken thread, are suspended from the ceiling in the first room of the contemporary art exhibition, ‘Animate/Inanimate’, currently on show at the TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) near Healesville. One skull has a spade in its mouth, another has partly morphed into a trumpet (Fig. 1), and an iron is slammed into the ‘face’ of another—these inanimate skulls have been brought to life by everyday hand-held objects,…