EXPERIMENTA LIFE FORMS: Rebecca Selleck
8th September, 2021
Experimenta Life Forms: Rebecca Selleck Lecture
Artist Rebecca Selleck discusses her work in an online lecture presented by TafeNSW, The Lock-Up and Experimenta.
12PM-1PM (AEST) WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2021
FREE EVENT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Experimenta Life Forms artist Rebecca Selleck uses her artistic practice to reciprocally investigate and challenge her own perceptions within a culture of conflicting truths. Her work overlays time and place to express the need for human accountability and the painful complexity of animal and environmental ethics in Australia. In this online lecture, Rebecca will discuss her recent artworks and the techniques for creating interactive sculptures and installations, which blend animatronics, assemblage, and casting.
Rebecca Selleck’s artwork ‘ ‘Snow Rabbits’ is exhibiting as part of Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art, presenting at The Lock Up (Newcastle, NSW), 10 July – 12 September 2021 and touring nationally until 2024.
Experimenta is the future of art, presenting work that is poised on the intersect between art, science and technology. Since its inception in 1986, Experimenta has developed a worldwide reputation for fostering creativity that extends the aesthetic, conceptual and experiential potential of art forms. Experimenta presents art that can not be experienced elsewhere, imagining the future of art and exploring unchartered pathways towards it. Find out more here: www.experimenta.org
This event is presented by TafeNSW, The Lock Up and Experimenta.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rebecca Selleck is a Canberra-based artist working on Ngunnawal & Ngambri Country, whose practice focuses on interactive sculpture and installation, blending animatronics, assemblage, and casting. She completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the ANU SOA with First Class Honours, receiving the Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Prize for best graduating student. She uses her practice to reciprocally investigate and challenge her own perceptions within a culture of conflicting truths. Her work overlays time and place to express the need for human accountability and the painful complexity of animal and environmental ethics in Australia.Rebecca has received multiple awards and has exhibited across Australia and internationally. She was a finalist in the inaugural Ramsay Art Prize and in 2018 the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Italy; the Macquarie Art Prize; the Ravenswood Art Prize (Highly Commended); and the Churchie Art Prize. Her work is held at the Museum of Australian Democracy and Western Plains Cultural Centre.