/ Hiromi Tango: Keynote

Postponed

Postponed

National Art School Cell Block Theatre

156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

National Art School Cell Block Theatre

156 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Free

Free

Due to the current NSW Covid cases and unfolding circumstances at this time, we regret to advise we will be postponing the Frame of Mind: keynote speech and panel discussion events.
We value the health and well-being of our guests and participants and will work towards rescheduling these events at the National Art School in the near future.

About the artist

Hiromi Tango has been engaging dynamically at the intersection between art and mental health for over ten years. Drawing on her own experiences of anxiety, the artist’s elaborate installations and performances allow audiences to consider the embodied self, the emotional terrain of our relationships with others, and the healing possibilities of art. She has collaborated with numerous scientists, health professionals and research and research institutions and has exhibited the products of these collaborations both locally and internationally. In both her studio practice and her community engagement projects Tango dedicates herself to exploring how various aspects of the art-making process can contribute to positive mental wellbeing.

Through slow and repetitive action such as wrapping and weaving Tango’s works encourage participants to slow down, and experience enhanced mindfulness through sensory engagement with colour, movement, sound and aroma. By hosting open workshops and community engagement projects she ignites the protective and healing aspects of social connectivity. At times the works employ natural metaphors for physical and mental processes of transformation. For example, Lizard Tail explores the concept of a lizard dropping its tail as a means of separating ourselves from difficult emotions and memories, while Healing Garden projects draw on the healing properties of nature, and the many ways that engagement with flora can contribute to wellbeing.

Tango’s works have been exhibited at major national institutions, including Art Gallery of South Australia as part of the Adelaide Biennale, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery Of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, and the Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne, as well as regional projects in Hobart, Cairns, Lismore and Western Australia. International projects include a solo exhibition with Sullivan + Strumpf in Singapore and Art Basel in Hong Kong, and a residency and installation with artist partner Craig Walsh for the Gwanju Biennale in Korea. Ongoing projects exploring mental health include collaborations with Dr Emma Burrows, Florey Institute in Melbourne and neuropsychiatrist Dr Patricia Jungfer in Sydney, and the Healing Garden series, a site responsive project that has been exhibited across Australia and internationally in diverse locations including Indonesia, Dubai, Singapore and the United States.

Hiromi Tango is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf