Therese Ritchie: burning hearts
A companion to MAGNT's exhibition Therese Ritchie: burning hearts. Therese Ritchie is renowned for her provocative prints that make fearless political and social commentary. This 128-page publication features reproductions of Therese Ritchie's work, an extended interview transcript with the artist and essays from Dr Sean Kerins and exhibition curator Dr Wendy Garden.
About the exhibition:
Therese Ritchie: burning hearts is a survey exhibition of one of Darwin’s most committed and socially engaged artists. Therese Ritchie is renowned for her provocative prints that make fearless political and social commentary. This exhibition situates these prints within her practice more broadly and considers the fundamental role photography has played in her development as an artist.
Ritchie’s work can be both jolting and poetic as she seeks to uncover the truth amidst what she sees as the complexity of race relations and political deficiencies in the Territory over the past three decades. Bringing together photographs, some of which have never before been shown, with many of her well known works, this exhibition explores the richness and complexity of Ritchie’s art. The exhibition features work from MAGNT’s collection and includes a number of important loans from private collectors and institutions.