A professional development opportunity for Fraser Coast educators and artists.
Local artists and educators and invited to hear from Sydney-based artist Fernando do Campo about his artistic process and methodology in the lead up to the opening of his exhibition at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, To companion a companion (11 March - 21 May).
This intimate afternoon session is the perfect opportunity to preview the exhibition, hear more about do Campo's work and to ask any burning questions about professional artistic practice.
Attending teachers in relevant roles (eg. Visual Art) are eligible to log this event toward their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.
About the Artist:
Fernando do Campo (b. Mar del Plata, Argentina 1987) is an artist and academic based in Sydney where he is Art Domain Coordinator at UNSW Art & Design. Since 2015 he also produces work as the HSSH (House Sparrow Society for Humans). Fernando’s practice engages the histories of non-human animals via anthropomorphism, speculative fiction and archival research. The global south and the legacies of colonialism and modernism that hold these animal narratives are a focus for both his research and the material studio explorations. Recent projects have focused on the possibility of painting as a diaristic archival process and listening as a performative gesture through which to complicate the anthropocentric gaze of both the maker and viewer of artworks. Fernando has presented solo exhibitions in Australia and the USA, and group exhibitions internationally. He is a Sir General John Monash Foundation Scholar, the first artist to ever receive this prestigious award for emerging Australian leaders to study abroad. Fernando is currently working on an ongoing research project with the Green-Wood Cemetery and the Brooklyn Museum, New York and an iterative solo exhibition being co-presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania, UNSW Galleries and PICA across 2021-22 and touring nationally in 2023. He was Artist-in-Residence at the State Library of NSW 2021-22 and is represented by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney.
Image: Fernando do Campo. Photography: Ana Kučera.