Project Description


SGAR artists CAMILLE SERISIER, JAMES BARTH and DANA LAWRIE will be featured in the upcoming exhibition crosseXions, showing across two Sydney venues The Cross Art Projects and Alaska Projects. Curated by Beth Jackson the exhibition navigates contemporary dialogues of feminism and the environment. The first iteration of the exhibition showed at Metro Arts in Brisbane from 27 April – 14 May 2016.

Camille Serisier will present Venus of Brisbane, a body of work consisting of drawings, costumes, and photographs. A theory surrounds the Venus of Willendorf that the statuette of a woman and similar archaeological finds are the result of female self-portraiture during pregnancy. Developing from a series of drawings made during her second and third trimester, Venus of Brisbane is based on Serisier’s personal experience of pregnancy.

James Barth’s virtual self-portrait for Crossexions reflects on gender identity, challenging the monolithic, techno-centric and symbolic burden we force on the transsexual body. Through the work Barth dissects the misrepresentations of the feminine body in technology such as animations and fashion.

The exhibitions feature new work by 12 Queensland artists: James Barth, Clark Beaumont (Sarah Clark & Nicole Beaumont), Katina Davidson, Dana Lawrie, Julie-Anne Milinski, Clare Poppi, Merri Randell, Leena Riethmuller, Camille Serisier, Lynden Stone and Shayna Wells.


The Cross Art Projects | 3pm Saturday 30 July 2016 | speaker Suhanya Raffel, Deputy Director Art Gallery of New South Wales and artist and curator conversation at The Cross Art Projects

Alaska Projects | 4pm Saturday 30 July 2016 | performance work by Shayna Wells at Alaska Projects



The Cross Art Projects | 30 July to 27 August 2016

Alaska Projects | 30 July to 7 August 2016

Please see The Cross Art Projects website for more information