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Saturday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
September 9, 2023

In Conversation with Amos Gebhardt and Dr Paola Balla

Join exhibiting artist Amos Gebhardt in conversation with Dr Paola Balla to discuss mutual concerns in their work including visual languages of relationality, love, resistance and use of archival imagery in a context of ongoing coloniality. This event runs from 12pm until 1pm, on Saturday 9 September.
Dr Paola Balla is a visual artist, curator, speaker, academic and writer. She is a Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman and is based at Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Centre, Victoria University where she works in Blak community research and teaches The Politics of Aboriginal Art, Indigenous units in the Masters of Teaching program. Her research and visual and curatorial practice is focused on Blak women’s resistance, sovereignty, self-determination and healing practices.

Amos Gebhardt  brings a cinematic force to large scale moving image installations and photography, collaborating with performers, choreographers and sound artists. Gebhardt’s sustained practice of visually rich work is epitomised by a courageous commitment to agitating dominant narratives around marginality, representation, queerness and more than human ecologies. In 2022 Gebhardt was awarded the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, MaPH. Noted works include Small acts of resistance premiering at Samstag Museum of Art and Adelaide Film Festival 2020, and Dark Mofo in 2023. A Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, Gebhardt’s work has also exhibited at M+ Museum, Hong Kong; ACMI, Melbourne; MONA, Hobart; Carriageworks, Sydney, Melbourne International and Sydney Film Festivals and screened on SBS and ABC. Gebhardt created visuals for Kate Miller-Heidke’s 2016 Helpmann Award-winning concert with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra at Hobart’s MOFO Festival. Gebhardt directed Second Unit on Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth (2015), premiering in competition at Cannes Film Festival. Gebhardt is represented by Tolarno Galleries.