Elizabeth Newman: Un-titled will open at the Drill Hall Gallery on Saturday 20 November and run to 23 January with special summer hours in January.

This exhibition surveys the work of Melbourne artist Elizabeth Newman. Newman’s body of work, be it collage, installation, text-based, textile or found object, is infused with painterly notions of re-presentation.

Hovering around the edges of signification, embracing affect and the act of becoming, her art pivots around reversals of positive and negative, challenging the limitations of language while paradoxically affirming the plasticity of our systems of understanding.

“For me” Newman says, “art-making is an expression and manifestation of the artist’s subjectivity. It is some Thing of the subject made incarnate.”

“I like to bring ‘the nothing’ into being, for some reason. Making a cut, finding a hole; pointing to a void…” says Newman. “I am not the active agent in the art making. I let the work make itself and show itself to me, and then ‘I’ have a look at it, see what I think about it, and see what it is ‘about’ …”

Elizabeth Newman is represented by Neon Parc, Melbourne and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.

Visitors will need to comply to our current COVID restrictions, available on our website.

Please note that the exhibition program is subject to change due to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.

Costs

This is a free event.

Beautiful, 1989, oil and collage on canvas, 120 x 150 cm.
Elizabeth Newman, Beautiful, 1989, oil and collage on canvas, 120 x 150 cm.

Dates

20 Nov 2021 - 20 Jan 2022
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Location

Drill Hall GalleryKingsley Street, off Barry Drive, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaMap of the venue locationMap of the venue location

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Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.