MYTHO-POETIC: Print and Assemblage Works by Glen Skien interrogates the human condition with 35 artist books, assemblages, collages and installations that bring to life social histories and vexing questions of Australian identity, place and myth. Skien's etching practice is the platform for his work in other media, while underlying narratives are presented through the use of symbolic imagery such as maps, letters, books and ephemera. The exhibition offers viewers an immersive experience rich in imagery that navigates residues of the past and creates new propositions for identity and historical awareness.
MYTHO-POETIC is organised by the Gympie Regional Gallery and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. Is has been assisted by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Visions of Australia program.
Tour Dates 2013
Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD: 30 April - 15 June 2013
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, QLD: 14 September - 26 October 2013
Logan Art Gallery, QLD: 13 November - 20 December 2013
Tour Dates 2014
Artspace Mackay, QLD: 31 January - 30 March 2014
Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD: 9 April - 1 June 2014
Redcliffe City Art Gallery, QLD: 4 September - 18 October 2014
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, WA: 12 December - 15 February 2015
Tour Dates 2015
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, SA: 27 February - 6 April 2015
Port Augusta Cultural Centre, SA: 13 April - 16 May 2015
Civic Hall Galleries, Port Lincoln, SA: 1 June - 16 July 2015
Arts Space Wodonga, VIC: 31 July - 29 August 2015
Burnie Regional Art Gallery, TAS: 11 December - 31 January 2016
Tour Dates 2016
Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood, VIC: 18 February - 1 April 2016
Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design, Mittagong, NSW: 10 April - 29 May 2016
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW: 11 June - 28 August 2016
Banner image above: Glen Skien, Archive of the Unfamiliar (detail), 2013. Altered postcards, thread, ink, encaustic, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.