Experimenta Make Sense – Rockhampton Art Gallery

13 October 2018 to 2 December 2018 - Rockhampton City, QLD

Experimenta Make Sense is an exhibition that expresses the disconcerting and delightful world of the digital age. What does it mean to feel in an era of disembodied communication? To think in a world of algorithms and artificial minds? What does it mean to ‘do’ today? Both playful and challenging, this exhibition asks audiences to immerse their senses into a ‘thinking,’ ‘feeling’ and ‘doing’ contemplation of what it is to be human in the age of technological acceleration.

Biologist E.O.Wilson believes that “the real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology.”

Experimenta Makes Sense presents a program of over 20 leading international and Australian artists who engage directly with this conundrum including Robert Andrew,  Ella BarclayMichele Barker and Anna Munster,Briony Barr, Steve Berrick, Antoinette J. CitizenAdam Donovan and Katrin HochschuhLauren EdmondsLiz Magic Laser, Jon McCormackMatthew GardinerJane GauntlettScale Free Network: Briony Barr and Gregory CrocettiAndrew StyanJudy Watson, and Katarina Zdjelar.


Rockhampton Art Gallery

62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton City QLD 4700


Dates: 13 October - 2 December 2018

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am-4pm

Website: Rockhampton Art Gallery


Launch Event – Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton City QLD
Saturday 13 October 2018

Up Late events – Friday Nights 
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton City QLD
Fri 26 October & Fri 9 November 2018

‘Hello Future Self’ – Family Fun Days
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton City QLD
Every Sunday – 15 October to 2 December 2019

‘In My Shoes – Intimacy’ – VR sessions
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton City QLD
13 October – 2 December, various times.

Image: Judy Watson 'the keepers' (2015) and 'the names of places' (2016). Presented at The Lock-Up Gallery, Newcastle, 2018. Photo by Jessie Jane Photography