23 November, 2006

Gillian Wearing - ACCA Melb

Living Proof

Gillian Wearing

October 07, 2006 - December 03, 2006
Adults relive their childhood traumas, passers-by carry signs revealing their inner-most thoughts, and a series of static portraits ‘speak’ about their journey through life…

A major survey of work by British artist and Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing opens at ACCA in October.

Gillian Wearing, born in Birmingham in 1963, is one of Britain’s most important contemporary artists. Wearing’s work captures the complexity of human relationships, and draws inspiration from reality television and confession-style programs, where every-day people reveal their most intimate thoughts and experiences. Some works focus on individuals whose emotional and psychological behaviour has been stretched to the limit, others show people at their most mundane, sharing minor hopes and fears as if admitting secrets to a friend.

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Gillian Wearing, Living Proof. October 7 – December 3, 2006
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank.
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11am-6pm. Mondays by appointment.
Tel: 03 9697 9999. Admission: Free.
For further media information: Katrina Hall on 03 9697 9999, mobile 0421 153 046 or email khall@accaonline.org.au

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