‘Unpredict’ catalogue

05 May 2022

Following the success of Performing Textiles in 2019, Unpredict: Imagining Future Ecologies is the second major curatorial project developed in collaboration between the Potter and the Victorian College of the Arts’ Honours (Visual Art) program. Student artists from the program were invited to embrace artistic speculation as a possible way to re-imagine the near future. Following a competitive selection process, eight artists were selected and worked across the year to develop new interdisciplinary responses to this premise.  

This fully illustrated digital catalogue features Forewords by Marie Sierra, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and Dr Simon Maidment, Associate Director, Art Museums, in the Museums and Collections, as well as an introduction by Dr Cate Consandine, Senior Lecturer / Honours Coordinator and Dr Sean Lowry, Senior Lecturer / Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies/ Associate Director (Research); and an essay by Annika Aitken, Assistant Curator, Art Museums.  

Artists: Christina May Carey, Giulia Kelly, John Lim, Jemima Lucas, Anna McGirr, Liv Moriarty, Elsie Preston and Narelle White. 

Unpredict: Imagining Future Ecologies was a collaboration between the Ian Potter Museum of Art and Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne. The project was facilitated by a Potter/VCA team including Dr Cate Consandine, Senior Lecturer / Honours Coordinator and Dr Sean Lowry, Senior Lecturer / Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies/ Associate Director (Research); and Jacqueline Doughty, Head Curator Art Museums, Museums and Collections, Dr Kyla McFarlane, Senior Academic Programs Curator, Art Museums, and Annika Aitken, Assistant Curator, Art Museums, the University of Melbourne. 

The exhibition was curated by Dr Cate Consandine, Senior Lecturer / Coordinator and Katie Lee, Lecturer, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (Visual Art) at VCA Art, with Dr Kyla McFarlane, Curator of Academic Programs (Research) and Brad Rusbridge, Assistant Curator, Ian Potter Museum of Art.