Emily Hunt – The Nose Dance at Fool’s Town
21 May – 15 June 2015
Fisher Library F03 on levels 2, 3 and 4
In her installation, The Nose Dance at Fool’s Town (the title is taken from a 16th century woodcut by Sebald Beham woodcut showing a drunken peasants dance), Emily Hunt has chosen to bring together parts of her history: as editor of a ‘fashion’ magazine, her long-standing interest in the contemporary tabloid form and combine them with her reinterpretations of German Renaissance print-making and broadsheets produced during the 16th century. There is an historical bond between these two very different time periods – both express a desire for the concentrated and sensational iconography.The Kunstkammer of prints will also contain archival works from Hunt’s practice. Her art practice is multidisciplinary and combines a contemporary aesthetic sensibility with traditional craft practices. She will exhibit the mediums of painting, etching, collage, ceramics and assemblage to create contemporary and historical inquiry into the subject of secular 16th century broadsheets, DUKE magazine, the artist as collector, and the aesthetic of the grotesque.
Hunt completed her Master of Fine Arts (Print Media) at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney in 2012. Solo exhibitions include Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence (2015) at The Commercial Gallery, Sydney; Soiled at The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (2013/2014); The Meister of New Holland, Ratskeller Litchenberg, Berlin (2009).Hunt was selected for Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, her first major exhibition in a public institution.Hunt is the recipient of a 2015 Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship for painting. She will use the scholarship to pursue her interests in decorative painting on ceramics in Belgium. She intends to undertake a rigorous six-month painting program at the Van der Kelen Logelain School for decorative painting in Brussels.
This project has been assisted by funding from The University of Sydney, Chancellor’s Fund.
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