In-Conversation: James Tylor & Leigh Robb
Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd
Learn more about the practice of multi-disciplinary artist James Tylor in conversation with exhibition curator Leigh Robb.
Together they will chart significant developments in Tylor’s practice over the last decade, drawing on key photographic works presented in the survey exhibition ‘Turrangka… In the shadows’.
James Tylor is a leading Australian artist whose practice examines histories of colonisation and their profound impact on Indigenous cultures and their relationship to place and spirituality. This approach to the loss of Indigenous cultural identity is informed by his heritage that comprises Nunga (Kaurna Miyurna), Māori (Te Arawa) and European (English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch and Norwegian) ancestry.
Leigh Robb is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Robb's previous roles include Curator at PICA - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Associate Director at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, and Head of Internship Program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Robb was curator of the '2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres'. Recent curated exhibitions include 'Chiharu Shiota: Absence Embodied' (2018) and 'Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time' (2017) at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Presented in conjunction with ‘James Tylor: Turrangka… In the shadows’, a UNSW Galleries touring exhibition.
Images: In-Conversation: James Tylor & Leigh Robb for 'James Tylor: Turrangka... in the shadows' at UNSW Galleries, 2023.
Tile and Banner Image: Portrait of James Tylor in Studio, 2022. Photography: Rohan Thomson