8 December 2018 – 3 February 2019

This exhibition explores the preoccupations that drive the creative process, providing an insight into the working practices of 14 artists from across Australia. Moving beyond the finished work, this project tells the hidden stories of making, uncovering the artists’ inspirations, day-to-day studio experiences, hours of expertise, and the joys and frustrations of obsession. Obsessed: Compelled to make is touring throughout Australia, accompanied by a series of films, and features artists Gabriella Bisetto, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Honor Freeman, Jon Goulder, Kath Inglis, Laura McCusker, Elliat Rich and James B Young (Elbowrkshp), Kate Rohde, Oliver Smith, Vipoo Srivilasa, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Louise Weaver and Liz Williamson.

Obsessed: Compelled to make is an Australian Design Centre (ADC On Tour) national touring exhibition, presented with assistance from the Australian Government Visions of Australia program

Tjunkaya Tapaya at work, 2017, Photograph Angus Lee Forbes

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