NEW16 Curator Annika Kristensen and artists Anna Varendorff, Liam O’Brien and Gabriella Hirst, ACCA 2016

NEW16 brings together eight newly commissioned projects by emerging artists around Australia. Curated by Annika Kristensen, the artists display a common interest in navigating and negotiating various tensions and thresholds: including relations between themselves and others, the artwork and the audience, private and public space, and productive futility.
Using visual language as a form of storytelling, the artists in NEW16 have created a unique series of works that are at once playful and poetic, futile and profound. The result is a very human exhibition – prompting us to reflect upon our own relationships, both with one another and our surrounds.