Jacky Redgate

Jacky Redgate

Visions from her Bed

15 March–26 April 200815 Mar–26 Apr 2008

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.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.