ARTIST TALK – Jenny Watson

To celebrate the opening of the largest survey exhibition of Jenny Watson’s practice to date, join us for an intimate afternoon event with MCA Curator Anna Davis in conversation with the artist. This talk will include a Q&A led by MCA Curator Anna Davis.

Art Talk previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in The Rocks precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 08 July 2017 to Saturday 08 July 2017

ARTIST TALK  – Jenny Watson image

Published by M.C.A. on Thursday 22 June 2017.
Contact the publisher.

Saturday 8 July, 2-3pm
Veolia Lecture Theatre, Level 2
$15 General
$10 MCA Members and Concessions
Ticket includes a glass of Bimbadgen Art Series wine available after the talk.

About Jenny Watson
A leading Australian artist, Jenny Watson has been creating highly personal, conceptual paintings for more than 40 years. Many of her works are painted on unconventional textiles she has collected on her travels and include collaged materials such as horsehair, photographs, ribbons and sequins.

Inspired by both punk and feminism, Watson’s work uses distilled imagery and abbreviated text to create an intimate interior world. Intertwining autobiography and fiction, her work incorporates a diary-like voice that is delivered with deadpan wit and seems to relay the everyday experiences, dreams and desires of a self-proclaimed suburban girl. The relationship between text and image is central to her work, which frequently includes a small panel of hand painted text that sits alongside a larger image, undercutting or changing its meaning.