Mel O’Callaghan: Centre of the Centre
Events Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
11 Feb 2023 to 26 Mar 2023 Once Only Event
Centre of the Centre is a major new commission by Australian-born, Paris-based contemporary artist Mel O’Callaghan that traces the origins of life and its regenerative forces, iterated through video, performance and sculpture. The catalyst for this new body of work is one small mineral given to the artist by her grandfather, renowned mineralogist Albert Chapman. The mineral contains a small pocket of water, possibly millions of years old, which holds traces of the elemental forces responsible for all life on earth.
Mel O’Callaghan’s Centre of the Centre was curated and developed by Artspace and is touring nationally with Museums & Galleries of NSW. Centre of the Centre is co-commissioned by Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers; Artspace, Sydney; and The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane. With Commissioning Partners Andrew Cameron AM & Cathy Cameron and Peter Wilson & James Emmett; and Lead Supporter, Kronenberg Mais Wright. The development and presentation of Centre of the Centre is supported by the Fondation des Artistes; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the US National Science Foundation.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Mel O’Callaghan: Centre of the Centre – Education Kit
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is closed on Mondays.
Once Only Event
11 Feb 2023 to 26 Mar 2023