GCAS is pleased to present its annual flagship curatorial project, Octopus. Now in its ninth year, Octopus invites leading young curators to experiment with their ideas, opening up new forums for discussion and new possibilities for innovation in their curatorial practice. Curated by Stephen Gilchrist.

Art Exhibition previously on at Gertrude Contemporary in Australia.
From Friday 31 July 2009 to Saturday 29 August 2009
Launch Friday 31 July 2009, 6pm

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This year Octopus has been curated by Stephen Gilchrist, who is a curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria.

This major exhibition delves into the heart of many key issues within this contemporary post ‘Sorry’ moment in Australian history. Octopus 9 considers the work of Tony Albert, Daniel Boyd, Andrea Fisher, Helen Johnson, Jonathan Jones and Reko Rennie. I forget to forget critically reflects on the myriad ways that history shapes the present. As curator Stephen Gilchrist explains, “The artists in this exhibition demonstrate a defiance to remember, and a struggle to bear witness, with their excursions into the past helping to release them from it.“

Artists: Tony Albert, Daniel Boyd, Andrea Fisher, Helen Johnson, Jonathan Jones, Reko Rennie.