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10 – 24 March 2018

Opening event | Friday 9 March 6pm

Jarrod Van Der Ryken is a Brisbane based visual artist whose practice negotiates contemporary life as guided by and housed within positioned histories and normative social structures. Van Der Ryken’s work often recalls personal and collective memory of time and place through performative video and installation. Their recent work has explored connections between personal anxieties around vulnerability in relation to concerns of sexuality, gender identity, and social status. Their work articulates this through symbolic gestures of passivity and voyeuristic object encounters. Applying an auto-ethnographic method, to begin to hurt recalls a personal moment in time and place; the demise of a romantic relationship and onset of prolonged heartache.


Jarrod Van Der Ryken completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at the Queensland University of Technology in 2015 and has presented solo exhibitions at Metro Arts and Outer Space in Brisbane, Firstdraft and Galerie Pompom in Sydney, and Screenspace in Melbourne.

Exhibition Catalogue | Essay by Courtney Coombs

Image: Jarrod Van Der Ryken, to begin to hurt, (detail) 2018.