Tara Heffernan is a PhD candidate (Art History) at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis concerns the work of post-war Italian artist Piero Manzoni—specifically, the political and cultural dimensions of his employment of humour and transgression in relation to capitalist aesthetics. Heffernan’s broader research interests include politics, feminism and the lineages of modernism and the avant-gardes in contemporaneity. She has published in Third Text Online and regularly contributes to Australasian art publications such as Eyeline and Artlink.

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  • Tara Heffernan
, 30 Jul 2022
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Agent Bodies, 6 Apr - 14 Aug 2022 RMIT Gallery
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  • Tara Heffernan
, 14 May 2022
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Aeon Resurrection, 19 Apr - 29 May 2022 The Incinerator Gallery
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  • Tara Heffernan
, 18 Sep 2021
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Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow 25 Jun 2021 – 30 Jan 2022 National Gallery of Victoria
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  • Tara Heffernan
, 24 Jul 2021
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We get in touch with things at the point they break down // Even in the absence of spectators and audiences, dust circulates 9 Jul - 22 Aug 2021 West Space
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  • Tara Heffernan
, 27 Mar 2021
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Shaun Gladwell: Homo Suburbiensis 6 Feb - 24 Apr 2021 Anna Schwartz Gallery
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  • Tara Heffernan
, 12 Sep 2020
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Meagan Streader: A Window is a Square Horizon 27 Jul - 22 Aug 2020 MARS Gallery
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  • Tara Heffernan
, 1 Aug 2020
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Anne Wallace: Strange Ways 1 Jul - 20 Sep 2020 Art Gallery of Ballarat