Artist Talk

Debra Phillips

Sat 16 Dec 2023

Above: Debra Phillips. Image: supplied.
Sat 16 Dec 2023, 2:30pm
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

Join artist Debra Phillips alongside Artspace Associate Curator and Executive Assistant Sarah Rose for a floor talk to celebrate the launch of LOUPE.

Debra Phillips was born in Naarm/Melbourne and lives and works in Sydney on Gadigal land. Working with photography, sculptural objects, and printed matter, Phillips explores systems of knowledge and their intersection with daily life to generate questions around history-making, economics, geography, and politics. Her practice draws attention to photography’s structures of representation, convention, and classification, as well as its materiality. Since the early 1980s, her interest in archives and collections has led her to work with the co- operation of institutions such as Crown Lands Office, Sydney; Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney; National Portrait Gallery, London; Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney; Natural History Museum, London; CSIRO Sydney; and The National Metrology Institute of Germany, Braunschweig.


Associated exhibition

Ideas Platform

Debra Phillips

15 Dec 2023 – 11 Feb 2024

Photo courtesy Debra Phillips