The Call - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

The Call

22 Apr - 15 May 2021

The Call presents the work of ten women artists whose work examines issues at the forefront of current cultural, social and political discourse. Across painting, installation, video, sculpture and photography, these works investigate representations of the body, the construction of identity and cultural heritage, and the possibility of translation.

Collectively, these works explore the ways we come together, communicate, and share, and call upon us to listen deeply – to place, to pain, to protest, to bodies, and to the natural world.

The exhibition also heeds a call to action: to share the work of women artists and collectively build a more inclusive future, shaped by diverse ideas, experiences and perspectives. And, in doing so, delivers it’s own call: encouraging ongoing reflection and critique to create meaningful and enduring change.

Participating artists: Nici Cumpston, Tamara Dean, Leah Emery, Nadia Hernández, Petrina Hicks, Clare Rae, Joan Ross, Mia Salsjö, Shireen Taweel and Regina Pilawuk Wilson.

The Call is curated by Alyce Neal, a Sydney-based independent curator interested in feminist discourse and socially-engaged art practices. Neal has held curatorial positions at the UNSW Art Collection, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and Monash University Museum of Art. She has worked at institutions and art spaces including SEVENTH Gallery, the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Biennale of Sydney and Kaldor Public Art Projects.

Read further in the catalogue here.

  • Clare Rae
    Untitled (Design Archive), 2019

    60 × 80 cm
    $2,200
  • Clare Rae
    Untitled (Framed Store), 2013

    60 × 80 cm
    $2,200
  • Clare Rae
    Untitled (Gallery Stool), 2013

    60 × 80 cm
    $2,200
  • Clare Rae
    Untitled (Design Archive 2), 2019

    60 × 80 cm
    $2,200
  • The Call Installation Shot II

  • Shireen Taweel
    Devices for Listening, 2020

    20 × 25 × 40 cm
    $20,000
  • Nadia Hernández
    Siempre la llamaba (I always called her), 2021

    262 × 550 cm
  • Mia Salsjö
    The Quietude, 2020

    $2,500
  • Mia Salsjö
    Field Notes: Code Brown, 2021

    33.5 × 44 cm
    $1,000
  • Nadia Hernández
    …y que mas recuerdo… (and what else I do I remember…), 2020

    61 × 66 cm
    $2,800
  • Regina Pilawuk Wilson
    Wupun (Sun Mat), 2021

    196 × 199 cm

    SOLD

  • Nici Cumpston
    Barka Messenger, 2021

    63 × 170 cm
  • Mia Salsjö
    Field Notes: Code Blue, 2021

    33.5 × 44 cm
    $1,000
  • |

    Petrina Hicks
    Venus, 2013-2019

    118.5 × 118.5 cm

    SOLD

  • The Call Installation Shot III

  • Nici Cumpston
    Great Grandmother Barka, 2021

    80 × 80 cm
    $6,000
  • The Call Installation Shot I

  • Mia Salsjö
    Tattoo Omphalus 1, 2020-21

    45 × 51 × 3.5 cm
    $3,500
  • Mia Salsjö
    Tattoo Omphalus 2, 2020-21

    46.5 × 54 × 3 cm
    $3,500
  • Regina Pilawuk Wilson
    Wupun (Sun Mat), 2021

    118 × 118 cm

    SOLD

  • Nadia Hernández
    Chao mi vida (Goodbye my life), 2020

    $4,200
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