Collective Unease


Exhibition design

Collective Unease was a bold exhibition of three new commissions inspired by the University of Melbourne’s students, archives and collections.
The three works, by artists Andy Butler, Lisa Hilli and James Nguyen, move beyond colonial narratives to a complex, multi-voiced understanding of Australia inflected by experiences of migration and diaspora. In the face of difficult histories and an uncertain future, these works emphasise themes of self-representation, empowerment and optimism.

Co-curated by Samantha Comte and Jacqueline Doughty. Part of the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum of Art’s artistic program, the exhibition was presented inside the Old Quad, at the centre of the University’s Parkville campus between 26 September 2022 and June 03 2023. 

More information available here.
Project credits
Head Curator Jacqueline Doughty
Senior Curator Samantha Comte
Collections Coordinator Brad Rusbridge
Project Manager Charlotte Christie 
Project Manager The Agony and the Ecstacy shoot Nikki Van Der Horst
Exhibition Designer Bella Johansson
2D Designer Madeline Critchley
Academic Engagement Manager Dr Kyla McFarlane
Marketing and Communications Coordinator Leela Schauble
Collections Coordinator - Installation Ned Needham
Technical Coordinator Jack Farley
Installation Technicians Ben Holloway, Sam Karmel, Simone Tops, Louis Kennedy, Luce Nguyen Hunt, Wolf Schmidtke
Lighting Designer Adam Meredith
Exhibition photography Christian Capurro

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