NSW Vis­ual Arts Emerg­ing Fel­low­ship awarded to EO Gill

Art Almanac - - Art & In­dus­try -

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

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