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Collective Unease


Collective Unease

27 Sep 2022 – 2 Jun 2023

Collective Unease is a bold exhibition of three new commissions inspired by the University of Melbourne’s students, archives and collections. The three works, by artists Andy Butler, Lisa Hilli and James Nguyen, move beyond colonial narratives to a complex, multi-voiced understanding of Australia inflected by experiences of migration and diaspora. In the face of difficult histories and an uncertain future, these works emphasise themes of self-representation, empowerment and optimism.

Image: Installation view of Collective Unease, Ian Potter Museum of Art at Old Quad, the University of Melbourne, 2022, featuring Andy Butler, The Agony and the Ecstasy 2022. Photography by Christian Capurro.

Gallery Details

Old Quad
North Wing, (Building 150)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus, VIC 3052
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Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
Saturday, 11am - 4pm
Entry is Free

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.