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Sat 20 October

Will To Form: Activated


Presented with TarraWarra


$10/$30 | TarraWarra Museum of Art



Join us for a day of mindbending performances and exhibition activations.

The sixth TarraWarra Biennial exhibition explores how human will is expressed in physical form. From throwing liquid bronze to whistling for three days straight, these works harness our wilful energies in curious and surprising ways.

Experience a day of transformative performances, artist talks and exhibition activations at this special TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form event, set in the spectacular surrounds of TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley.

Artist Kusum Normoyle will use the Museum’s extraordinary natural amphitheatre to premiere her new solo work Solid (Loud) Matter, 2018. Through her amplified voice, Normoyle will channel the power and energy of the land in an awe inspiring live performance set outside and overlooking the Yarra Valley terrain.

Other live performances include Belle Bassin, who will present the final culmination of her experimental body of work In Your Place, An Empty Space, 2017-18, based on her exploration of invisible forms and forces; and Bridie Lunney’s All for Nothing, 2018, with a live vocalist who will sing into the artist’s brass and gold sculptural forms, waking up the gallery space with their sonic vibrations.

Will to Form: Activated will also feature a series of artist talks, in conversation with TarraWarra Biennial curator Emily Cormack, giving insight into artworks that consider the wild, intangible forces that animate human behaviour.

Coffee, pastries, wine, cheese platters and light lunch options will be available for purchase throughout the day from The Deck at TarraWarra Estate.

Ticket includes exhibition entry, drink upon arrival and return bus from Federation Square (Russell Street Extension). Tickets can only be purchased online. Bus departs from the Russell Street Extension (next to Federation Square) at 9.45am. Return bus leaves TarraWarra Museum of Art at 4.15pm, arriving at Federation Square at approx. 5.15pm.


Kusum Normoyle (NSW) explores aesthetic and literal expressions of (voice)-bodies, sound technologies, noise-making and their relationship to location and materials. Her work has been included in Dark MOFO; Artspace Sydney; Bergen Kunsthall; Primavera: Young Australian Artists, MCA; ISSUE Project Room NYC; Superdeluxe at Artspace for the 17th Biennale of Sydney; Liquid Architecture; N.K Berlin; UrBANGUILD JPN; Biennial of Graphic Art, Slovenia.

Belle Bassin (VIC) is an experimental visual artist. Situated at the intersection of drawing and performance, her work often focuses upon the sentient dimensions of colour and form, and the possibilities and constraints of bodily movement within public space. Bassin’s current work is guided by an interest in abstraction by women modernists, the psychic space of visions, and the occupation of bodies and space by invisible forces. Recent projects include On Campus, Monash University, 2017; and Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, Monash University Museum of Art, 2015. In 2016, Bassin’s performative sculptural work, It’s Easier to Look at Your Skin, was the inspiration for a group show titled Dancing Umbrellas curated by Sue Cramer at Heide Museum of Modern Art. She is the current recipient of the Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship, which is supporting her residencies at the Cité (Paris), and ISCP, (New York).

Bridie Lunney’s (VIC) practice incorporates durational performance and sculptural gestures to suggest reconfigurations of hierarchical relationships between architectural space, objects and the body. Her upcoming projects include New Histories at Bendigo Gallery, (2018). Recent projects include An Imprecise Science, Artspace, Sydney (2015); The Place Where The Fire Is Kept, Phoenix foyer commission, Flinders St Melbourne, and This Endless Becoming for Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (2014). Lunney is currently teaching Contemporary Practice and Sculpture at Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) and Sculpture and Spatial Practice at Victorian College of the Arts.

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PHOTO | Dreaming the Collection, 2013 Site-specific participatory performance as part of NGV Now Installation view, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.