The Art of Sound collaborative project between the NFSA and selected regional art galleries examines the intersections between sound and the visual arts.
NFSA curators compile a ‘sound palette’ for The Art of Sound: a package of 50 Australian sound recordings that represent the breadth and diversity of the sound collection. This palette includes songs, speeches, experimental works, spoken word, orchestral compositions and environmental recordings. Curators at the Grafton Regional Gallery explore the sounds in the palette and the gallery’s own collections to curate a unique exhibition incorporating both artworks and sound recordings that resonate with each other.
Subsequent exhibitions of The Art of Sound take place at Margaret River, WA (2013); Caboolture, Queensland (2013); and Burnie, Tasmania (2014).
Image: Rona Green, ‘Hud and Mugsy’ (2008), linocut, watercolour and ink on paper. Courtesy the artist and Grafton Regional Gallery.