Artist talks - Shared reckonings




Saturday 27 February, 11am - 12noon

Wednesday 10 March, 2pm - 3pm

Friday 12 March, 7:30pm - 8:30pm (including a night tour to the Dead House)

Sunday 14 March, 4pm - 5pm

Where: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Schomburgk Pavilion, and the Deadhouse (F12 on the map) in Adelaide Botanic Garden, North Terrace, Adelaide.

Cost: Free

Tickets: Booking is essential; capacity is limited

Book here

Established South Australian artist, Catherine Truman, invites you to attend an Artist Talk where she will share the background, inspiration and stories behind her new exhibition Shared Reckonings.

Working across 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.

The resulting body of work 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 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.




Catherine Truman. ‘Shared Reckonings’. 2020/21.  Installation from ’Shared Reckonings’ . Thermoplastic, photoluminescent powders, fabric, hand-blown glass beaker (made by Liam Flemming, Jamfactory), light box, cloth. 650(h)  x 1300(w) x 700 (d) mm

Image: Grant Hancock.


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