Next talk 6pm Friday 15 June 2018
Join David Broker, Anne McMahon, Michelle England and I for a panel discussion talking about our art practices and works in our exhibition ‘Obsessive Impulsion’ @ccas_canberra 6pm Friday night 15 June at a fabulous ACT Writers event ‘Winter Warmer’ with wine tasting with Celine Rousseau from Eden Roads Wine, podcasting and readings. Tix available from
Previous talk 1.30pm Saturday 19 May 2018
Artist’s Talk: Obsessive Impulsion - Confidential. Jodie Cunningham in therapy with David Broker. Saturday 19 May 1.30 PM @ccas_canberra galleries Gorman Art Centre @ainslieandgorman.
Join us for Obsessive Impulsion: Confidential - Artist Jodie Cunningham in ‘Therapy’ with Curator David Broker, this Saturday 19 May at 1:30pm, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre. @ccas_canberra. Photo: Alexander Boynes.
The vibrant colour and flamboyant design that defines Jodie Cunningham’s digital prints and sculptures is deceptive. Her obsessively optimistic practice reflects the stresses encountered in her everyday life as a single mother, artist, and teacher. This illusory positive mood comes from a “dark place” and her work represents a fragile balance between the pursuit of happiness and abject depression. In a one-hour psychotherapy session (including time for questions), David Broker delves into the private motivations behind Cunningham’s practice and attempts to guide her on a path to self-actualisation where her talents and potentialities are fully realised.