Kate Brown, Dennis Golding, Julia Gutman and Nadia Hernández
Join us online for part two of the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship (NSW VAEF) artist talks with finalists Kate Brown, Dennis Golding, Julia Gutman and Nadia Hernández in conversation with curators Alexie Glass-Kantor and Elyse Goldfinch.
When | Wednesday 25 November, 2–3pm (AEST)
Location | Live via Zoom
Kate Brown is an artist working in experimental voice practice across live events, video and sound installations. How bodies and architecture carry and collect sound is an ongoing fascination in her practice. She aims to harness the body’s potential and capacity to produce sound resonances and echoes across spaces and at times technology. Through this exploration Brown has given access to ways within her own workings with the voice that have surprised and triggered new ways of sounding. Having trained with Mongolian throat singers and Classical/ Contemporary singers, Brown has learned technical skills that allow her to distort and harness the vocal range further.
Brown has recently exhibited/performed at Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences for This is a Voice; University of the Arts London CRiSAP’s Acts of Air: Reshaping the Urban Sonic; and Liquid Architecture: Ventriloquy-Self by Proxy. She has presented her Master of Fine Arts research at Sound Thought, Dialogues: Sound and Music across the Arts, Glasgow University's annual festival of music, sound, performance research, 2016 and Burnt Poetry: Ivor Davies and Destruction and Creation in Art and Word, Cardiff University, Wales, UK, 2016.
Dennis Golding is a Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist from the north west of NSW and was born and raised in Sydney. Working in a range of mixed media including painting, video, photography and installation, Golding critiques the social, political and cultural representations of race and identity. His practice is drawn from his own experiences living in urban environments and through childhood memories. Golding explores empowering notions of Indigenous cultural identity in which he challenges the categorical boundaries from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous experiences.
Julia Gutman is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on unceded Gadigal Land. She alters found textiles to produce personal narrative-driven installations that explore themes of intimacy, feminity and memory. Gutman completed a Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture) at Rhode Island School of Design, 2018, where she was the recipient of both a Graduate division Scholarship and Teaching Fellowship. In 2020, She was awarded a Waverley Artist studio and Small Grant. Gutman’s work has been exhibited across Australia and internationally, with shows in New York City, Providence Rhode Island and Greensboro North Carolina.
Nadia Hernández (b. Mérida, Venezuela; lives and works in Sydney, Australia) is an artist whose practice is informed by the current political climate of her home country and diasporic experience as a Venezuelan woman living abroad. Using objects of personal and cultural significance, her work speaks to concepts of protest and resistance through banners, sound, paintings and paper constructions as a means of expressing solidarity and sharing stories.
Nadia Hernández has exhibited across Australia at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, 2018; Blackartprojects, Melbourne, 2019; UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 2019, as part of the John Fries Award; Wangaratta Art Gallery as part the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, VIC, 2019; The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2019; Peacock Gallery, NSW, 2019; and The Shepparton Art Museum, VIC, 2020.