Join curator Sarah Rees, in conversation with artist Nicole Barakat, whose art practice engages unconventional approaches to artmaking to create intricate works that embody the love and patience characteristic of traditional textile practices. In 2021, Nicole worked with women from Lakemba’s Rohingya community to co-create a work for the Powerhouse exhibition Eucalyptusdom. In this 45-minute webinar Sarah and Nicole will discuss Nicole’s art practice, influences and the commissioning process for the artwork, It will be a memory for me, I have learnt so many things from this tree.
Nicole Barakat is an artist whose practice includes 20 years of collaborative community engagement, where she sees respect and equality as the leading principles that drive an exchange of experience, knowledge and skills. She has exhibited and performed throughout Australia and internationally in Seattle, San Francisco, Stockholm, and London. See more of Nicole’s work here.
Sarah Rees is a Curator at the Powerhouse whose inquiry is currently focused on curatorial modes for interdisciplinary practice. She also has a keen interest in architecture. She has worked across multi-arts projects for leading cultural institutions and was the inaugural Curator, Contemporary Art at Sydney Opera House. In 2020, Rees joined the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences as curator for Eucalyptusdom
Wednesday 30 March 2022