With Ruth McDougall
26 November 2016
Join Ruth McDougall, Curator of Pacific Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art for a tour of our current exhibition Nicholas Mangan: Limits to Growth. This survey show consists of five major projects made between 2009 and 2016. Melbourne-based artist Nicholas Mangan’s installations combine video, photography, and sculpture to intersect stories from the Asia-Pacific region concerning ecology, economics, and sustainability. Limits to Growth addresses contemporary capitalism’s relationship between resources and the environment; the physical and political; and cultural and economic values.
With her extensive knowledge of art in the Pacific region, McDougall will offer unique insights into Mangan’s exhibition, while also unpacking the works’ broader connections to regional art practices and concepts.
Ruth McDougall is Curator of Pacific Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. McDougall has a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London; was a recipient of the inaugural round of Samstag Visual Arts Scholarships in 1994; and undertook a Churchill Fellowship in 2013. Her publications include A View from Elsewhere: A Global Stage -Curating Textiles from the Asia Pacific and The Handbook of Textile Culture.