Nan Goldin: The Ballad Of Sexual Dependancy

Image: © Nan Goldin

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is excited to present Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency on loan from the National Gallery of Australian (NGA).

Opening on 2 March, the exhibition will make its Victorian debut in Ballarat as part of PHOTO 2024 a statewide international photo festival. Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a highly anticipated exhibition.

Nan Goldin is an American artist whose work explores subcultures, moments of intimacy, the impacts of the HIV/AIDS and opioid epidemics on her communities, and photography as a tool for social activism. Goldin’s work is always born out of her own experience, and her deeply personal and candid portraiture acts as a visual autobiography. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency began life as a slide show and was published as a now-iconic book in 1986 that established Goldin as a major contemporary artist.

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November

Sydney: The exhibition delves into the State Library of NSW's vast collection of two million images, showcasing 400 photos – many displayed for the first time.

Melbourne: Lingam.K is interested in narrating the complexity of our relationship to nature and how it’s tied into culture and the modern world. Echoes of Melting Blue is the creative outcome of a two month residency in Iceland.

February

Freemantle: Air Bare is the creative team of mother and daughter duo Sarah and Lucy Jenkins, who use drone technology to capture images from a quirky and quizzical perspective.

Ballarat: Scotty So is a Melbourne-based artist who works across media, using painting, photography, sculptures, site-responsive installation, videos and drag performance.

Melbourne: Jill Orr’s The Promised Land Refigured is an exhibition that reworks the original project created in 2012 with new insights that have emerged in the past eleven years.

Melbourne: Photographer Mike Reed presents an array of images from two trips to Mumbai, New Delhi, Rajasthan, and Varanasi.

Sydney: Curated by Lynn Smith, Urban Enigmas aims to unlock the subtle mysteries that lurk in out-of-the-way places in big cities: back lanes, river banks, street markets, abandoned factories, old bridges and so on.

March

Discover 100 free exhibitions at galleries and unexpected outdoor locations in Melbourne & Victoria.