Installation view of Tracey Emin’s work on display in NGV Triennial from 3  December 2023 – 7 April 2024 at NGV  International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy

Curator Talk: Maria Quirk on Tracey Emin

Past program
Fri 19 Jan, 6.30pm

Free entry

NGV International

Exhibition space
Level 2

Joining the NGV Collection and displayed in the NGV Triennial is a major body of work by Preeminent British artist Tracey Emin CBE RA that is representative of the artist’s powerful and diverse spectrum of work. This includes a five-metre-high text-based neon, Love Poem for CF (2007), the remarkable painting The excecution (2018), and a series of gouache paintings and bronze sculptures.

NGV Curator, Dr. Maria Quirk introduces visitors to Emin’s prolific career which spans the autobiographical, confessional, and universal through film, painting, drawing, installation and sculpture and draws from her own personal experiences to explore the constructs of ‘woman’ and ‘self’.

Dr. Maria Quirk is Curator, Collections and Research, at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). A historian of women’s and art history, she has previously held academic positions at the University of Queensland and Deakin University, and is a former State Library of Queensland research fellow. Maria’s research has previously appeared in Woman’s Art Journal, The Journal of Victorian Culture and Visual Culture in Britain. Her first monograph, Woman, Art and Money in Late Victorian and Edwardian England: The Hustle and the Scramble was published by Bloomsbury in 2019.

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