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Shared Reckonings Artist Talks

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
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Investigating art, light and plants
Shared Reckonings is a new exhibition by Catherine Truman at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens as part of the 2021 Adelaide Festival. As part of the exhibition, Catherine Truman is inviting people to hear more about the inspiration behind these works. At the Artist Talks, Catherine will share the background, inspiration and stories behind her new exhibition Shared Reckonings.

Catherine Truman - Shared Reckonings - Artist Talks
Catherine Truman - Shared Reckonings - Artist Talks


Catherine Truman is a South Australian artist who works across an intriguing selection of the disciplines of art, ophthalmology and botany. Truman has embarked on a quest to explore the role that light plays in human vision and the growth of plants. Her art has been influenced by powerful themes: the catastrophic bushfires that swept the country last summer, climate change-induced biodiversity loss, and the global pandemic.

This exhibition comprises five installations of objects, some that are photoluminescent, and eight experimental films. Shared Reckonings, which is also part of the 2021 Adelaide Festival is described as 'a mesmerising and creative response to research undertaken at both the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium and the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology at Flinders University.'

Don't miss out on the opportunity to hear the fascinating tales behind Shared Reckonings.

Saturday, February 27 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, March 10 - 2pm - 3pm
Friday, March 12 - 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Sunday, March 14 - 4pm - 5pm


Bookings Essential.
Free tickets available here.
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Why? Investigating art, light and plants
When: Saturday, February 27 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday, March 10 - 2pm - 3pm Friday, March 12 - 7.30pm - 8.30pm Sunday, March 14 - 4pm - 5pm
Where: Adelaide Botanic Gardens North Terrace Adelaide
Cost: Free - Bookings Essential
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Some great topics to discuss and interpret here Jenny
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2478) 51 days ago
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