Document Type

Creative Work

Publication Details

Redgate, J. (2004). Jacky Redgate: Survey 1980 - 2003. Exhibition 1. The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Porter Street Parkside : The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia.



Research Background
Redgate’s extensive exhibition history extending over 25 years includes national and international survey shows such as the Biennale of Sydney, Australian Perspecta, the 2000 Olympic Arts Festival, the 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts, and major exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian Centre for Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Ontario, Osaka National Museum of Art, Frankfurter Künstverein, and numerous solo exhibitions in Australia, Berlin and New Zealand. Her work is held in major public, corporate and private collections in Australia and overseas. As Project #3 in the series CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ART PROJECTS SA 2004, the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide (CACSA) presented the first of three exhibitions surveying her work 1980-2003 (Exhibition 1, 23 April – 30 May, 2004).

Research Contribution
Redgate’s work from 1980-2003 was concerned with the persistence of tradition and the meaning of remembrance. The works - on perception and recollection - were staged to convey memory, thoughts and feelings, unsettling our experience of history, location and meaning.

Research Significance
This survey, complemented by a monograph later in the year, and an Artist’s Residency in Adelaide in conjunction with the School of Art, University of South Australia, was CACSA's first major career-presentation of an Australian artist, and Redgate's first in Adelaide. The exhibition received support from the University of Wollongong, the National Association for the Visual Arts, and financial assistance from the NSW Government Ministry for the Arts and the Gordon Darling Foundation.