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Tjunkaya Tapaya, 2017. Photograph by Angus Lee Forbes.

Obsessed: Compelled to make

ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition


Free Entry


Saturday 1st May - Monday 13th September 2021


10.00am - 4.00pm


Ararat Gallery TAMA



Obsessed: Compelled to make explores the preoccupations that drive the creative process, providing an insight into the working practices of fifteen artists from across Australia. Moving beyond the finished work, this project tells the hidden stories of making, uncovering the artists’ inspirations, day-to-day studio experiences, hours of expertise, and the joys and frustrations of obsession.

Obsessed: Compelled to make is an exhibition that is touring throughout Australia, accompanied by a series of films. The 15 artists are Gabriella Bisetto, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Greg Daly, Honor Freeman, Jon Goulder, Kath Inglis, Laura McCusker, Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp), Kate Rohde, Oliver Smith, Vipoo Srivilasa, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Louise Weaver and Liz Williamson.

“Obsessed: Compelled to make showcases the awe-inspiring creativity and innovation of the maker and at the same time focuses on the fundamental human need to make.” Lisa Cahill, Australian Design Centre.

Obsessed: Compelled to make is an Australian Design Centre (ADC On Tour) national touring exhibition, presented with assistance from the Australian Government Visions of Australia program. The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia.

Australian Design Centre is assisted by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Australian Design Centre is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW, and the Australian government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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