Iso Topics

Iso Topics

UC Faculty of Arts & Design

3 July – 16 August 2020

Hannah Arendt identified three effects of solitude – conscience, thought and creativity. But isolation, a product of social distancing, does not equate to solitude. The undesirable effects of isolation, a political experience of separation from others, and loneliness, a personal experience, can, in Arendt’s thinking, be ameliorated by solitude. In this time of social distancing, are we able to experience solitude, to enhance creativity, deepen conscience and thought? Or has the hyperfocus on productivity of the modern organisation been outsourced to our domestic spaces?

Iso Topics is an exhibition of works by staff, students and affiliates of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research in the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. This is the 26th year that UC researchers have presented a group exhibition of their creative work.

Exhibition catalogue


Germbutter: First Wave
UK Frederick and Caren Florance, with Saskia Haalebos and Nicci Haynes

When the Walls Close In
Anthony Eaton

Autumn Fog
Louise Curham and Lynn Loo