Borders, Barriers, Walls
Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne, Australia. 2o16
Curator: Francis E. Parker.
The exhibition was entitled Borders, Barriers, Walls and indeed, borders, barriers and walls delineated this project that included artists from around the world. It reflected on how these selectively impervious, contested or convoluted forms shape the world, producing situations of separation, isolation or thwarted passage across the globe, from the exile of Tasmanian Indigenous peoples to the islands of Bass Strait in the nineteenth century, for example, to present refugee crises. Whether they be physical constructions, psychological constructs or natural defenses, the exhibition considered the forces by which they are either upheld or breached.
My participation in this show comprised the video installation The Globalising Wall (2012). A work initially presented at the International Adelaide Festival –Restless in Australia.
(30 April 30th – July 2nd, Melbourne, Australia)
‘Borders, Barriers, Walls’, Arts Review, 27 April 2016:
Robert Nelson, ‘Borders, Barriers, Walls review: Dark partitions share uncanny resemblance in MUMA show’, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, 3 May 2016:
Sarah Werkmeister, ‘Borders, Barriers, Walls’ (Interview with Francis E. Parker), Art Guide Australia, 4 May 2016:
Dylan Rainforth, ‘Public events break down razor wire and barricades for exhibition at Monash’, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, 10 May 2016
ABC Radio National, ‘Books and Arts’, Karen Black and Francis E. Parker interviewed by Sarah Kanowski, 13 May 2016:
Katrina Grant, ‘Panel Discussion | Borders, Barriers, Walls | MUMA’, Melbourne Art Network, 16 May 2016: