Event Marianna Simnett & Sancintya Mohini Simpson

Marianna Simnett & Sancintya Mohini Simpson

Double Exhibition Opening

22 February 2020
4–7.30pm

Join us for the opening of two new exhibitions at the IMA and celebrate the beginning of our 2020 exhibition program.

See London-based artist Marianna Simnett’s CREATURE, which brings together three of her most significant film and installation works for her first exhibition in Australia. Simnett has gained global attention for her visceral and theatrical works, which draw upon conventions of storytelling and folklore to explore the body as a site of transition.

Often featuring the artist performing alongside a cast of non-actors, Simnett’s work speaks to the relationships we develop with our bodies—shifting between control and violence, phobia, and dysmorphia—as they undergo intervention and transformation.

Hear from the artist in conversation with IMA Director Liz Nowell at 5pm.

At IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts is Sancintya Mohini Simpson’s exhibition Kūlī nām dharāyā / they’ve given you the name ‘coolie’. The exhibition evokes the lived experiences of indentured labourers taken from India to Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) to work on sugar plantations during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Continuing to trace her familial history, Simpson creates a new archive that speaks to shared narratives of indentured labour.

The exhibitions will open with a Welcome to Country with Songwoman Maroochy at 4.15pm.

  • Partner:

    IMA Belltower at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and the IMA are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Marianna Simnett, 'Blood In My Milk' (video still), 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

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Related Exhibition

Marianna Simnett

CREATURE

22 Feb–22 Aug 2020

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

Kūlī nām dharāyā / they’ve given you the name ‘coolie’

22 Feb–25 Jul 2020

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