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Margaret Whitlam Galleries


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13 Oct 2017 - 19 Jan 2018

For an invitation to the exhibition, please see Missing Invitation (PDF, 582.12 KB)

“Missing” is an exhibition by multimedia artist, Tianli Zu.

It is an intriguing exploration of shadow matters, reflecting memory, time and space within the Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus.

Notably this building has a history of housing “hidden” members of society, such as “orphans” and the “mentally ill”, who were conveniently “lost” or “missing” from society and kept out of public sight.

The exhibition consists of large scale paper-cuts, paintings, site-specific installations, sculptures and cinematic projection to depict absence, power and transcendence.

Zu invites viewers to experience all aspects of the concept of “missing”: physical, psychological and metaphorical.

Please join us at the Opening on Friday 13th October 2017 from 5.30 pm for 6 pm start.

To be opened by Professor Barney Glover (Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University)

 This project was assisted by a grant from Create NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments. The program is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

Curated by Western Sydney University Art Curator, Monica McMahon.