Jen Bowmast Sacred Sites Exhibition Opening

5:00–7:00pm Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Ramp Gallery / R Block / Wintec

Join us at Ramp Gallery to open Sacred Sites, an exhibition by contemporary artist Jen Bowmast (NZ).  Working in a variety of ways and across a number of materials, Jen creates objects, installation, performance and photography.

Jen often begins her exhibition research process by engaging with psychic mediums. This process directly links to her interest in challenging dominant ‘ways of knowing’ and traditional methods of inquiry (think art history, philosophy and western structures of research that are taught in tertiary institutions).  Exploring ideas of innate knowledge and spirituality, these exchanges with psychic mediums then act as tools for making, as Jen adopts these readings into her material and conceptual practice.

Sacred Sites is a quiet and meditative exhibition that makes a space for contemplation whilst exploring ‘ways of knowing’ and the human impulse to connect to ideas larger than the self.

During Ramp Festival week, visitors to Sacred Sites will have the opportunity to experience Jen receiving live psychic readings (*see schedule for times).  Jen will be giving a talk at 11am on Thursday 25 July (Gallagher Hub) about her practice and hosting a panel conversation around spirituality in contemporary art and culture.  Jen will also be offering a practical workshop on Friday 26 July where you can join her in making a collaborative art work together (9.30 to 12.30 in RG.05).

Sacred Sites opens on Tuesday 23 July and runs until Friday 23 August.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Nancy Caiger Trust.