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Trying to Find Comfort in An Uncomfortable Chair

Trying to Find Comfort in An Uncomfortable Chair


With works and contributions from: Elise Blumann, Penny Bovell, Angela Brennan, Susanna Castleden, Penny Coss, Janet Dawson, Helen Eager, Rosalie Gascoigne, Helen Grace, Giles Hohnen, Narelle Jubelin, Eveline Kotai, Maria Kozic, Mei Swan Lim, Lily Napanangka and Peter Jupurrula, Elizabeth Newman, Ann Newmarch, Michelle Nikou, Miriam Stannage.

Leading Sydney based artist Agatha Gothe-Snape has been invited to undertake a period of research and present a site-specific response to works held in the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, Australia’s only public collection of women’s art, gifted to the University of Western Australia in 2007.

Trying to Find Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair is the outcome of that research, an exhibition that features a selection of artworks from the collection, chairs belonging to the artworks’ creators and Gothe-Snape’s own response to key motifs she has identified from her research.

Curated by PICA Curator, Charlotte Hickson and Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art (CCWA) Curator Gemma Weston.
Agatha Gothe-Snape is represented by The Commercial, Sydney.