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Tom Nicholson — Indefinite substitution

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Special event in conjunction with this exhibition:

Creative conversations—
Tom Nicholson
Wednesday 9 July from 5.30pm

Join Tom Nicholson, one of Australia's leading contemporary artists, in conversation with The Cinemas Project curator, Bridget Crone and Chairperson of the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation, Bryon Powell as they discuss Nicholson's major work of art, Indefinite substitutions (2014), John Batman and William Buckley, sovereignty and monument forms. This event is free. Light refreshments will be served. Limited places available. Bookings essential—

Commissioned by NETS Victoria for The Cinemas Project curated by Bridget Crone

6 to 9 July 2014
Sorrento, Indented Head, Eastern Beach and Geelong Gallery

Geelong Gallery is pleased to partner with National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria to present a major new work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.

Indefinite substitution is a public art project by Melbourne-based artist Tom Nicholson, realised with the assistance of the Geelong Gallery and commissioned by NETS Victoria for The Cinemas Project curated by Bridget Crone.

Indefinite substitution is a set of ongoing participatory events involving clay busts of two important and singular protagonists in the very early history of Victoria: John Batman and William Buckley. Figured into a number of important sites in and around Geelong, the work centres on these two busts being exchanged by participants between shifting sites over four days.


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