14 Sep 2022 from 12:00am - 5 Nov 2022 until 12:00am


14 September - 5 November 2022

Izabela Pluta is a Polish-born Australian artist who interrogates the function of photographic images by fragmenting and reconfiguring materials that are both photographed and found. Recent works have used outdated atlases and pictorial dictionaries to explore concepts of territory and deep time. Pluta has also drawn on experiences of deep-sea diving, incorporating imagery from underwater rock formations, and used camera-less printing processes to echo the shape of land and ocean.

The German term nihilartikel describes intentional errors or fictitious entries in reference works such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and directories, made to identify copies. Nihilartikel presents recent works that rupture and unsettle photographic materials, printing processes and strategies for viewing. At the centre of this exhibition is the installation Variable depth, shallow water 2020 that visits the debris of the underwater limestone rock formation known as The Azure Window.

Please join us for this New Annual Festival event as we launch Nihilartikel, the exhibition and its accompanying artist book, published by Perimeter Editions, Melbourne. The event will feature a performance, and a conversation between Izabela Pluta and exhibition curator, José Da Silva.
Saturday, 24 September at 4pm

Curated by José Da Silva - Director, UNSW Galleries, Paddington
NewAnnual program info: http://www.newannual.com/

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.