‘Seeing voices’ to open at Horsham Regional Art Gallery


An exhibition that thinks through how the voice is visualised, employed and reimagined in contemporary art opens at Horsham Regional Gallery on 14 October and runs until 10 December.

Seeing voices, a collaboration between NETS Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art I MUMA uses the Monash University Collection as a springboard for thinking through the voice. The exhibition encompasses drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video, and a live performance with each iteration of the exhibition.

In the exhibition, the voice might act as a metaphor for  collective action, for speaking out against injustice and coming together in gestures of solidarity. It can be a marker of cultural and geographic specificity or the trace of disappearing language. It may also function like a spiritual medium; through its historical recording and archiving it time-travels to haunt the present. The voice is also an index, a measure of position, perspective, distance and emotion. In private, in public, in conversation, on record – the voice connects our experiences with those of others.

In addition to artworks selected from the Monash University Collection, Seeing voices features loans from Australian and international artists.

To bring the immediacy of the live voice into the exhibition space at Horsham Regional Art Gallery on the closing weekend of the exhibition WrongSolo (Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata) will present a day-long performance engaging local community groups.

Horsham Regional Gallery is the first in a national seven venue two-year tour. Seeing voices is accompanied by public programs and a fully illustrated catalogue featuring a curatorial introduction and commissioned essays by Norie Neumark and Simone Schmidt.

Friday 13 October ~ Curator talk with Francis E Parker
Wednesday 6 December  ~ Artist talk with Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata
Friday 8 December ~  Education event Contemporary Art on the Road
Saturday 9 December, 11am – 4:30pm. Presentation 60 minutes for Horsham presented by Wrong Solo (Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata) throughout the day. The performance will include a number of iterations with different members of various local community groups over the day.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery,
80 Wilson Street, Horsham VIC 3400