Exhibition and launch of Su Baker’s monograph ‘Sustained Sensation’. With contributions from Rex Butler, Sean Lowry and Anna Gibbs, ‘Sustained Sensation’ revisits and re-enacts a three-year period in Baker’s practice. IMG_3020
‘Sustained Sensation’ was first exhibited in 1989 as part of Australian Perspecta 89, the national survey of contemporary art curated by Tony Bond and Victoria Lynn and presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Baker went on to explore and extend the themes of this work in two subsequent exhibitions: ‘Continuum and Detail’, at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, in 1990 and ‘Continuum and More Details’ at Artspace, Sydney, in 1991.
Su Baker is currently Professor and the Director of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She was Head of the VCA School of Art from 2000-2010, prior to which she was with the Sydney College of the Arts for 12 years. She is President of the peak body the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts. She exhibits in public and commercial galleries, including solo and selected group exhibitions and national survey shows. She has received a number of New Work Grants and Visual Arts Grants from the Australia Council including in 1991 and 2001, the Tuscan and Milanese studio residencies. In 1996 she was winner of the Portia Geach Memorial Award. Her work is represented in public and private collections.
‘Sustained Sensation’ is published by Nicholas Thompson Gallery and designed by The Hungry Workshop, Melbourne.