The exhibition will feature new international commissions, collaborations, and artists engaged by Art et al. during 2021-22. Intersect will also present a selection of curated video works introducing 2022 programming ‘UK x Australia x Indonesia’, a year-long collaboration with Indonesian organisation Ketemu.
Intersect will present work from three continents by neurodivergent, intellectually and learning disabled artists, alongside their non-disabled peers. The exhibition will focus on the artworks produced during ‘UK/AU Season of Culture’ Peer/Peer collaborations – digital residencies pairing international artists with and without disabilities. Another focus will be revisiting artists featured by Jennifer Higgie, Ella Fleck and Katrina Schwarz.
Celebrating the diversity of cultures, exhibiting artists will include Holly Stevenson, APA’s Georgia Szmerling, Matt Robertson, Lala Nurlala, Matthew Clarke, APA’s Samraing Chea and John Powell-Jones. Select exhibiting artists’ work with the following supported studios: Arts Project Australia, Melbourne; ArtGusto, Geelong; and Submit to Love, London.
Intersect will highlight UK-based Billy Mann in his Curating Collections project in collaboration with Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). Further Art et al. initiatives, including Curatorial Mentorships, will be reflected through printed material and events. These projects include APA’s Eden Menta working with European curator and researcher Stella Sideli in a Curatorial Mentorship.
A panel discussion between artists and curators will be held 3 September 2022 1-2pm, followed by an opening celebration 3-5pm.
Art et al. is an international platform of collaborations between artists from supported studios, peers, and arts professionals that highlights diverse voices and creative practices. These collaborations and partnerships result in commissioned writing, multimedia content, and exhibitions – expanding the scope, role, and definition of contemporary art. A supported studio is a creative environment for individuals with specific health or social needs that encourages and supports the different art practices of artists.
Art et al.’s projects for Intersect have been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the British Council through their International Collaboration Grants, the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Aesop Foundation. Art et al. is founded by Arts Project Australia, Jennifer Lauren Gallery, and Slominski Projects, with thanks to curator Katrina Schwarz for inspiring the launch of Art et al.