Visions from her Bed
Ross Gibson once described Jacky Redgate's work as 'a sophisticated, nervy meditation on the intricacies of perception, intuition, cognition, and communication'. A key figure in Australian art since the mid-1980s, Redgate made her name as a photographer, with such classic series as Photographer Unknown, Naar Het Schilder-Boeck, and Work-To-Rule, but also works in sculpture and installation. A common thread in her work is an interest in systems, be they personal (like snapshots) or scientific (like mathematics). Much of her work is a meditation on photography, its optics and gazes. The title Visions from her Bed refers to Redgate's being hospitalised as a three-year-old, during which she 'imagined' such recent images as Pigs can’t Run as Fast as Nurses can they Mum? The show includes key works from across her career, including an unseen early work, the Super-8 film Mother England, which she produced as an art student in Adelaide. Supported by the Australia Council and the University of Wollongong, New South Wales. Redgate is represented by William Wright Artists' Projects, Sydney, and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.