Arts Forum | Anthony Johnson


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

5th Oct 2018 12:30pm

End Date

5th Oct 2018 1:30pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, Hunter Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

No RSVP required - Enquiries: or 6226 4300

Fossil (08/15-08/18) – Credit card sent to a foundry to finance it's transformation into bronze. 2015 Bronze

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Anthony Johnson is an artist, living in Hobart.

His practice activates a complex and poetic engagement with the everyday, while often poking at seminal works and anecdotes pertaining to the legacy of early conceptual art. The work is at times a spatial and self-referential response to site and context, drawing on nuances of a given exhibition and the space it occupies. He engages a breadth of different media, utilising performance, photography, video and sculpture to bring into question his implicated role as artist/protagonist, relative to materiality and context. Anthony received New Work grants from the Australia Council in both 2004 and 2013, and was the recipient of an Australia Council funded studio residency in Los Angeles (2009). In 2011 he was awarded a Qantas Foundation Contemporary Art Award, and won the 2013 25th City of Hobart Art Prize. In 2012 Johnson participated in an international residency program at SOMA in Mexico City and completed an MFA at the University of Tasmania in 2013.

More recently Anthony has exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney, along with undertaking a major solo exhibition during 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. He holds an extensive twenty-year exhibition history at artist-run initiatives, contemporary art spaces and museums throughout Australia.

In his Art Forum presentation, Anthony will describe his approaches in working towards a project, from site visit to realisation of the work. He will provide an overview of a selection of exhibitions/projects from the past 5-10 years (of a twenty-year practice).

Upcoming Arts Forum
12 October | Elaine Stratford

School of Creative Arts | Arts Forum (Hunter Street campus)

Fridays 12.30 - 1.30pm
Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

School of Creative Arts
Centre for the Arts, Hunter St, Hobart
University of Tasmania