UNSW Galleries


When: 5:30–6:30pm Wednesday 3 June 2020

Where: Online Event

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Join artists Ella Sutherland and Sarah Rodigari as they discuss the relationship between printed matter and queer histories. With a focus on Sutherland's practice, together they will explore the pressure to produce, legibility when transmuting experiences onto a page, and what happens when materials enter an archive. Sutherland will also speak about her work in response to the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) and a new body of work exploring typography and the mechanics of production in the lesbian erotic magazine 'Wicked Women'.

Ella Sutherland (Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand) works across the fields of visual art, publishing and language. Sutherland utilises printing, painting, and installation to analyse and activate complex reading systems across built and digital environments. Her most recent work has drawn on extensive research periods spent in specialist archives, through which she continues to explore the relationship between language and social history and the evolving role of technology in disseminating thought.

Sarah Rodigari is an artist whose practice addresses the social and political potential of art. Her work is site responsive, employing, durational live action, improvisation, and dialogical methodologies to produce text-based performance and installations. Rodigari has worked with and within various contexts and institutions. These include the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), the 20th Biennale of Sydney, MUMA, Melbourne International Arts Festival, ACCA, The Poetry Project (NYC) Cemeti Arts House (Indonesia), PACT Zollverein (Germany) and SOMA (Mexico City). She holds a PhD in Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and is member of the collective Field Theory.

This conversation is part of ‘Forms of Being Together’, a series of online talks, performances and actions presented alongside the exhibition ‘Friendship as a Way of Life’

For more details visit: artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/friendship


As public galleries throughout Australia remain temporarily closed, 'Friendship as a Way of Life' will open to the public when restrictions lift and will extend to 21 November 2020. This public program will be delivered online. Please register to receive the link to the event.

Event starts
Wednesday 3 June, 2020
Event ends
Wednesday 3 June, 2020
UNSW Galleries
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Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd

Sydney , Paddington

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