Exhibitions Curated

Windowless Worlds

Curated for the National Art Glass Gallery in Wagga Wagga, this exhibition reviews the use of broken glass as a metaphor for failures of governance. Centred on shards of shattered window glass collected from the streets of Beirut, Windowless Worlds offers an unconventional lens to reflect on trauma, resilience, recovery and accountability.  Bringing together glass objects from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Turkey in dialogue with Australian works from the National Art Glass collection, Windowless Worlds critiques a world that is broken, but also a world where hope survives.

Link: https://waggaartgallery.com.au/whats-on/current-exhibitions/windowless-worlds

Elsewhere: Travels through Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Central Asia

This exhibition toured from 2018-2020 through Wagga, Griffith, Port Macquarie, Tamworth and Dubbo. Consisting of selected works by the travelling artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis, in response to the 40th anniversary of Edward Said’s Orientalism. Co-curated with Jessica Green and supported by a regional touring exhibition grant from Create NSW and Charles Sturt University.

Have Poets Left a Patch to Sew?

A group exhibition of artists, writers, performances and installations engaging with Riverina textiles deemed to be ‘historically significant’. HR Gallop Gallery with support of Wagga City Council and Charles Sturt University.

Echoes & Identity: What is Contemporary Islamic Art?

A multimedia (screen and projection) group exhibition curated for Trinity Grammar, Kew (Melbourne) surveying the implications of the term ‘Islamic art’ for contemporary artists.

Khayamiya: Khedival to Contemporary (Islamic Art Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)

The Tentmakers of Cairo (the HR Gallop Gallery and the Albury LibraryMuseum)

These were survey exhibitions of the history of the Egyptian tentmakers from the late 19th century to the present day. Khayamiya is the art of Egyptian tentmaker applique.