Telling Stories: Elected Artists


See an album of the works in the exhibition.


In Telling Stories, distinguished (Elected) artists highlight the fact that real life, and our stories about it, are often the impetus for and the subject of our art-making. Drawing on their year's of practise and experience, Elected Artists are able to explore their own concept of 'story-making' as part of art-making: 'story' as it is made in a 'visual,' rather than a 'written' form. After all, although a ‘story’ is usually written by a writer, visual artists can have a similar affinity for things such as: giving an account, making a statement, creating a fiction, spreading a rumour, making a legend, spinning a romance, creating a situation, or simply putting together a sequence of imagined events (or signs and symbols?).


There are personal situations and events that can find their way into works of art and there are cultural stories that can also make themselves seen and felt. Visitors to Telling Stories will be able to wonder the exhibition looking for clues and make their own story.


The opening of Telling Stories is also an occasion to announce four newly Elected Artists. For them, Telling Stories is an opportunity to more fully profile their work and tell their story. They are:

Greg Chaston

Mia Hamilton

Prakash Patel

Beverly Rhodes 


Find out more about our other Elected Artists. 


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