Artist talk: Christine Goodwin

Join us for a floortalk with South Australian artist Christine Goodwin, as she discusses her satirical socio-political series First Australian Expo of Panaceas.

In 1984  Goodwin premiered her highly acclaimed exhibition First Australian Expo of Panaceas at the Adelaide Festival. Employing art, science and satire the show used humor to engage audiences with social, political and environmental issues. Cast as the self-appointed Managing Director of ‘PANACEA Research Laboratories’, Goodwin created tongue-in-cheek remedies for what she saw as Australia’s greatest ailments. Revisiting this exhibition some thirty-five years since its initial presentation, when challenges around migration, resources and the environment are more pressing than ever, Goodwin’s work artfully reflects legacies of the past that haunt the present.

Presented for South Australia’s History Festival 2019.


Christine Goodwin, Untitled (postcard) from First Australian Expo of Panaceas, 1984, postcard, ink on card, 16.3 x 10.8 cm, Gift of the artist, Flinders University Art Museum collection TAN 1828, © courtesy the artist

Tuesday 7 May 2019

11am – 12pm

FREE event
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