Join curator Patrice Sharkey for a tour of Metaverse.
If you would like to attend and have access needs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the exhibition’s curator Patrice Sharkey for a tour of Metaverse, with talks from participating artists Roy Ananda (SA), Britt d’Argaville (VIC) and Giselle Stanborough (NSW).
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
About the artists
Roy Ananda is a visual artist, writer, and educator practicing on Kaurna Country (Tarndanya / Adelaide Plains). His objects, drawings, installations, texts and videos variously celebrate popular culture, play, process and the very act of making.
Since 2001 he has exhibited prolifically around Australia, holding solo exhibitions at Adelaide Central Gallery; Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide; Dianne Tanzer Gallery+ Projects, Melbourne; FELTspace, Adelaide; 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney; Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide; Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide; and West Space, Melbourne. His work has been included in significant survey exhibitions, including the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia; CACSA Contemporary 2015, SASA Gallery, Adelaide; Australian Drawing Biennial, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra (2004); and Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2004).
In 2017 Ananda completed a post-graduate research degree at the University of South Australia with a specific focus on the intersection of pop-culture fandom and contemporary art practice. He has lectured in drawing and sculpture at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2004 and currently holds the position of Head of Drawing. His writing has appeared in a wide variety of journals, books, exhibition catalogues zines, and websites. Ananda was the feature artist of the 2021 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival and subject of that year’s SALA Publication, co-authored with Andrew Purvis, Bernadette Klavins and Sean Williams, and published by Wakefield Press.
Working predominantly in sculpture and photography, Britt d’Argaville is based in Naarm (Melbourne). Referencing and engaging with commonly libidinal architecture, her practice straddles the line of humour and austerity. Her objects and installations submit to the states of tension that they engage, commenting on much, yet never straying far from the age-old sex and death dichotomy.
d’Argaville received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) from the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, in 2020. Recent exhibitions include Chateau Marmont, TCB Art Inc., Melbourne (2022); Hot Wax, Asbestos, Melbourne, 2021; and 444PLAY, with Tim Hardy, Empty Mind Plaza, Melbourne, 2021.
Giselle Stanborough is an intermedia artist based on Gadigal land in Sydney. Her works combine online and offline elements to address how user generated media encourage us to identify and perform notions of self, and the relationship between connectivity and isolation. Motivated by a curiosity in the increasing indeterminacy between the private and public spheres, Stanborough’s work often addresses contemporary interpersonal experiences in relation to technology, feminism and consumer capitalism.
Her work has been shown at major venues, such as Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2017) and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2017); and including in experimental arts festivals, such as Block Universe, London (2018) and Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (2014). Her work has also been featured in the Washington Post’s Pictures of the Day.
Stanborough’s 2020 solo exhibition, Cinopticon, commissioned by Carriageworks, Sydney, serves as the basis for her latest installation, Labyrinthitis.