Seeking New Gold Mountain
8 December 2020 - 17 December 2020
Artist(s): Garrie Maguire
Seeking New Gold Mountain is a photographic project that gives visual representation to those who have left home to seek a better life in another country.
‘New Gold Mountain’ was the name people from Guangdong province in China gave to the Victorian gold fields during the goldrush of the 1850s. More recently large numbers of Australians have travelled overseas seeking to benefit from China’s economic miracle.
Garrie Maguire is a photographer living and working in Melbourne who has spent time teaching, living and practicing photography in China. His work focuses on masculinity, using this to explore deeper cultural issues through his photography.
Image credit: Garrie Maguire, 2019.12.24: Seeking in Omeo, Australia (Detail)
Garrie Maguire in Conversation with Kim Võ
Sunday 10 January from 1pm at the Incinerator Gallery
Incinerator Gallery presents Garrie Maguire in Conversation with Kim Võ.
A conversation about representation, exhibition and lived experience.
Kim Võ is currently teaching foundations of Design: Representation and Architectural Studio at the University of Melbourne. Võ’s interests focus on architecture as a social and political project and his research into the exhibition of architecture gives insights into ways of understanding Maguire’s themes and production. Võ and Maguire are also collaborating on a project interrogating masculinities.
To make this a Covid safe event numbers are limited and so book your free spot on eventbrite here: https://garriemaguire.eventbrite.com.au