Davida Allen: In the Moment
Davida Allen: In the Moment encompasses over 40 works from the artist’s five-decade practice, and will include a suite of large-scale drawings from 1982 which have never been shown before.
The exhibition includes well known works from Allen’s seminal series ‘Death of My Father’ and ‘Sam Neill Suite’, and the Archibald Prize-winning portrait of her father-in- law, Dr John Shera.
Familial relationships and Allen’s experience of motherhood are constant themes throughout her practice, something the artist doesn’t expect will change.
There will be a range of public programs presented in conjunction with the exhibition. The Opening Night event will be held May 2 at 6:00 pm in the Art Museum. The following night, Thursday May 3 at 6:00 pm, there will be a special screening of Davida Allen’s 1999 feature film Feeling Sexy starring Susie Porter, followed by a Q&A with the artist and Glenys Rowe, the film’s producer.
Accompanying the exhibition is a new publication with contributions by Davida Allen, Louise Martin-Chew and Angela Goddard.
Griffith University Art Museum acknowledges the generosity of Philip Bacon AM and Exhibition Partners Lock, Stock and Barrel, Shut the Gate Wines and Solver Paints.
Image credit: Davida Allen / The Orange Flowering Tree 2016 / Oil on marine ply / Collection: Griffith University. Purchased 2016