Image: Julie Gough, The Lost World (part 2), installation detail. Photo courtesy the artist

23-Oct-2013 - 30-Nov-2013

The Lost World (part 2)

Julie Gough

Curator: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll


Andrews Gallery, 23 October – 30 November 2013
Downing St Façade, 6.30 – 8.30pm 22 October – 3 November 2013
Contemporary Art Tasmania, 23 October - 30 November 2013

CURATOR'S STATEMENT: The Lost World (Part 2) is a solo exhibition by Julie Gough simultaneously installed in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and at Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart.

The exhibition features Gough’s 2013 video work The Lost World (Part 2) projected in the Andrews Gallery and opposite the façade of the Museum on Downing Street.The video shows the artist virtually ‘returning’ photographs of thirty-five Aboriginal stone tools held in the Museum to their original locations across Tasmania. The artefacts from the footage are installed in the gallery as well as sent ‘virtually’ back to Tasmania as a live web-camera feed. A second web-camera shows the photograph of one artefact currently outdoors in Tasmania.

Gough’s research and installation art practice often involves uncovering and re-presenting conflicting and subsumed histories, many referring to her own and her family's experiences as Tasmanian Aboriginal people. This project explores the absence of objects from their original people and place. Gough’s physical response to the missing artefacts reconnects her to Country, while highlighting the colonial misnomers that articulate the continued dispossession of Aboriginal people from their lands.

Kitchen Middens Hobart, Risdon, Lindisfarne, Frederick Henry Bay, Ralph’s Bay, Cambridge, Dodges Ferry, Melton Mowbray, Lamont, Elphin Farm, Newstead, Newnham, Lake Leake, Ross, Oyster Cove, North Bruny Island, Hermitage, Early Rises, Lisdillon, Bicheno, Seymour, Long Point, Fingal, Falmouth, East Coast, St Helens, North East Coast, Pipers River, West Point

The Lost World (Part 2) is curated by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll. The artefacts were photographed by Christoph Balzar. The video was edited by Jemma Rea. The projection was realized with the technical expertise of Mark Sheppard, Ronald Haynes and Think AV. The exhibition was co-ordinated and assisted by MAA staff Matt Buckley, Jon Dawson, Anita Herle, Marcus Miller and Chris Wingfield.

This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

The Possessed Past Symposium

October 23, 2.00-6.00pm, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

A symposium about the contemporary art exhibition The Lost World (Part 2) by Julie Gough, curated by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll. Focusing on themes of repatriation, colonial history, cultural violence and displacement in contemporary art, archaeology and anthropology. A catalogue will be produced from the exhibition and conference proceedings.

Session 1 Chair: Damian Skinner

2pm Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Juxta’s Position on the Anachronism of the Abgeneration
2:45 Julie Gough, The Possessed Past
3.30 Afternoon tea

Session 2 Chair: Anita Herle

3:45 Dacia Viejo-Rose Eternal, impossible, returns: Cultural violence and displacement
4:15 Ellen Smith, History as Fleeting Image
4:45 Christoph Balzar, Art in the Context of Ethnography
5:15  Plenary Chair: Nicholas Thomas

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The Lost World (part 1)


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