Tricky Walsh | Systmatic


Tricky Walsh is one of eight Australian artist showcased in Systematic at Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart. The exhibition will travel until 2020 to regional galleries throughout Tasmania and Regional Victoria. 



Systematic is an exhibition showcasing eight Australian artists whose works engage with the creative potential of systems to critique, re-imagine or re-invent their workings. Ranging across sculpture, installation, photography, generative animation, painting and assemblage, the exhibition is a playful blend of vibrant and kinetic works that invites viewers to reflect on various contemporary systems and their operations. Posing the question of ‘how things work’ as an imaginative proposal, the exhibition highlights processes of connectivity, organization and inter-relatedness and the interconnections between several different areas of contemporary arts practice.

The works in Systematic explore the material dynamics of systems through engineered connections and intricate componentry, constituting systems in their own right, or engaging with systems principles at conceptual and/or material levels. Through references to the technological, conceptual, ecological and political histories of ‘the system’, the exhibition invites viewers to explore the shifting definitions of what is ‘human’ in the vast network of systematic relations that impact on our daily lives.’

Systematic is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. It is also supported through the Contemporary Art Tasmania Exhibition Development Fund, the Hobart City Council’s ‘Creative Hobart’ Grants Scheme and the University of Tasmania. This project is on the Contemporary Art Tasmania Touring Program.

Curated by Dr Eliza Burke


Exhibition dates 8 Sept – 14 October 2018. 

The exhibition begins with a Curator ‘In Conversation’ with Tricky Walsh and participating artists Jacob Leary and Ian Burns on Saturday 8 September 2018, 10:30 am – 11:30 am. 

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