Thanks to the artists for their dedication to the project – their extraordinary works continue to inspire and evoke new possibilities.
Thanks also to Bronwyn Hack for loaning an additional sculptural work, so that visitors to the exhibition can enjoy a tactile experience.
Immense gratitude to the artists’ representatives, in particular Arts Project Australia’s Sim Luttin and Jodie Kipps were fantastic champions for Bronwyn Hack’s vision during the development of her work.
Sincere gratitude to Professor David Cross who worked as a consultant to support the artists, and us as co-curators, learn more about the opportunities and limitations presented by inflatables. He has a wealth of experience in producing inflatables and was able to address all of our questions and concerns.
We gratefully acknowledge the Artistic Program Advisory Committee of NETS Victoria and Creative Victoria for supporting Conflated from the very beginning of the project. Thanks also to Visions of Australia and Creative Victoria for funding the exhibition tour.
Thanks to Sophia Cai for her excellent essay and her considered and thoughtful approach to the exhibition and its themes.
Thanks to Will Ainger for the Conflated branding and thanks to Sweet Creative for the catalogue design.
Thanks to Erin Mathews, Exhibitions Coordinator at NETS Victoria, for her dedication to the project.
Finally, as collaborators we acknowledge the time and energy it takes to work on a touring exhibition and the benefits of shared decision-making. Starting with a small spark of an idea, working on this project has been a transformative process that has provided intellectual and aesthetic inspiration.
Zoë Bastin respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where she lives and works, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.
She would like to thank Claire Watson for her partnership and collaboration in creating Conflated the exhibition. To all the artists; thank you for your commitment, patience and resilience in creating new commissions in unprecedented circumstances. Thanks to David Cross for your inflatable wisdom and expert guidance in the development of works blown up. Thank you to Sim Luttin and the team at Arts Project Australia for facilitating Bronwyn Hack’s project with such generosity. Thanks to everyone on my artistic team and Mikhail and the team at Giant Inflatables.
David Cross would like to thank Claire Watson and Zoë Bastin, Mikhail and the team at Giant Inflatables, Ellie Boekman and Edie Cross.
Eugenia Lim would like to thank all her collaborators, her family and David Cross. This work was filmed on unceded Taungurung country in the Kulin Nation. On this place, the people of the Taungurung have practised art, culture and ecology since the beginning of things. The artist and her collaborators pay respect to all First Nations elders and communities. This always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.
Steven Rhall would like to thank Nyria Gonzalez for assistance with his work whilst paying respects to the Waddawurrung peoples, custodians of the land and waters for where this artwork was produced.