Talk: ACTS I-VII Guided Artist Tour

Image: James Bugg, {The Bend], 2022. Courtesy the artist.

Image: James Bugg, {The Bend, 2022. Courtesy the artist.


15 May 2022

Sunday, 10am (AEST)




Benalla Art Gallery [i]
Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla
Daily, 10am - 4.30pm
Closed Tuesdays




Wheelchair access


Free, bookings required

Join Benalla Art Gallery and Oculi collective for a Guided Tour of the exhibition ACTS I-VII.

A visual meditation on seven modes of being, the expansive exhibition has been conceived by members of the collective in conversation with curator Natasha Christia and as a reformulation of the Seven Year Life Stages (a theory of human development by philosopher Rudolph Steiner).

Exhibiting Oculi photographers will guide visitors through the exhibition’s seven Acts, each a universal state of being (and its binary) lying at the heart of contemporary existence. Artists will discuss the broad conceptual framework of the exhibition and how this was approached as a collective and as an individual photographer. Visitors will enjoy intimate insights into specific works selected or shot in response to each Act, direct from the artists.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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