NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship awarded to EO Gill
We congratulate EO Gill as the recipient of the $30,000 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship for 2018. This Fellowship, offered by Create NSW aims to support early career artists to undertake a selfdirected program of professional development, and is Artspace’s key exhibition showcase, shaping emerging contemporary artistic practice in New South Wales.
Gill was selected from a finalist group of ten Sydneybased artists, whose work is on view until 10 December and includes Kieran Butler, Biljana Jancic, Shivanjani Lal, JD Reforma, Marikit Santiago, Georgia Saxelby, Shireen Taweel, Kai Wasikowski and Jodie Whalen.
Gill’s practice is based on the moving image to explore queer intimacy, gender dysmorphia and queer ways of looking in the Australian suburban context in which they grew up. Conceiving loose plots and working with non-performers, including friends and family, Gill toys with reality TV and documentary modes in their work. Gill’s site-specific installation Let it Wail if it Wants To (2018) features a selection of new and existing video and photographic works that speak to expanded notions of gender, sexuality, pornography and the body with relation to class.
EO Gill, Let it Wail if it Wants To (detail), 2018 2018 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship recipient Photograph: Zan WimberleyCourtesy the artist and Artspace, Sydney