Cupped hands

21 March – 11 May 2019

The annual international artist-in-residence program supports a local, national and international artist to each undertake a residence at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in the Namadgi National Park, and a two week research component within a national cultural institution in Canberra. The program facilitates access for the artist to national cultural, tertiary and research institutions and their collections, curators and researchers.
A group exhibition of new work by each of the artists is held annually, and a catalogue produced about the program is disseminated internationally.

This year, Vicky Shukuroglou and Simon Cottrell* present "Cupped Hands". In their own words: 

Through our collaboration we seek to awaken the senses to the infinite complexity of ecosystems within which humans have evolved. By inviting hearts and minds to become deeply immersed in these relationships, we aim to re-ignite curiosity and reverence for our earth. We hope to heighten compassion through strengthening connections to country.

 Presented in partnership with ACT Parks and Conservation Service and the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

View the online catalogue


Front image: Vicky Shukuroglou, Video still from Flare, 2019
This page image: Vicky Shukuroglou, Video still from Two Restraints, 2019
*Simon Cottrell is represented in Australia by Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.