Join Paul Yore in conversation with Nick Henderson, volunteer committee member at the Australian Queer Archives, and Curator at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. They will be discussing Yore’s extensive survey exhibition Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH, unpacking the past fifteen years of his practice, with a focus on the major new immersive installation commissioned by ACCA.
Paul Yore is one of Australia’s most thought provoking and consequential multidisciplinary artists. Born in Naarm/Melbourne in 1987, he lives and works on Gunaikurnai Country in Gippsland, Victoria, and completed his studies in painting, archaeology and anthropology at Monash University in 2010. Yore’s work engages with the histories of religious art and ritual, queer identity, pop-culture and neo-liberal capitalism, recasting a vast array of found images, materials and texts into sexually and politically loaded tableaux and assemblages which celebrate hybrid and fluid identities, unstable and contradictory meanings, and the glowing horizon of queer worldmaking.
Nick Henderson is a curator, archivist, and historian, who is currently a Curator at the National Film and Sound Archives and a volunteer Committee Member and Collection Manager at the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA). Nick has worked as a curator and archivist across national and state cultural institutions for 25 years, and for the past 15 years has been highly active at the intersection of queer histories and the GLAM sector across Australia. Recent projects have included curating, producing and consulting with organisations like the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, UNSW Galleries, Sydney AIDS Memorial, Meta, Boomalli, Expressions Australia, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, among others.