i hope you get this: Raquel Ormella floor talk

Dates & times

Fri 3 May 2019, 1.00pm–2.00pm


ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Image: Raquel Ormella in her ANCA studio, Canberra April 2018 Photo: Andy Mullens


i hope you get this brings together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella. The survey includes works in variety of media, with a particular focus on her experimental textiles. The exhibition explores key themes that Ormella has consistently developed in her work: social and environmental activism; human and animal relationships; nationalism and national identity.

These recurrent interests are brought together by a consistent engagement with the artist’s voice. Rather than being the site of authority, Ormella’s voice simultaneously expresses an aspiration for connection, while remaining uncertain about whether the communication will work.

Join us for an enlightening and jam-packed afternoon with Raquel Ormella and guests at the Drill Hall Gallery. This public program is in conjunction with the exhibition “i hope you get this: Raquel Ormella,” a NETS Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum Touring exhibition.

From 1pm-2pm, explore the work in this show in an in-depth Exhibition Floor talk with Raquel Ormella.

From 2:15-3pm, ANU School of Art & Design’s Professor of Practice-led Research Chris McAuliffe will lead a panel of curators discussing their curatorial practices in relation to survey and group exhibitions.

From 3:15-4pm, ANU School of Art & Design’s Head of Painting, Peter Alwast, will lead a discussion on art practice and exhibiting with Raquel Ormella, Daniel Edwards and melinda Harper

These events will be followed by exhibition viewing and drinks.

This event is free, and open for all to attend.

Curated by Rebecca Coates and Anna Briers, this touring exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund, suppported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


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