eCite Digital Repository

Pandemic: Gothic pathologies, quarantines, and creative explorations of fear and transmission


Juliff, T, Pandemic: Gothic pathologies, quarantines, and creative explorations of fear and transmission, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Curated Exhibition]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2019 Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, artists and authors

Official URL:


Pandemic emerged on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Spanish Influenza pandemic to Tasmania (early 1919). Pandemic is an interdisciplinary exhibition developed in partnership with Contemporary Art Tasmania. Presented at the Plimsoll Gallery as part of Ten Days on the Island festival of culture, the exhibition was developed and designed for touring, with CAT supporting further tours in 2019 and 2020. Exploring the cultural significance of contemporary pandemics, the exhibition brought together artists of international regard, emerging researchers, archival material, and new commissions. Exploring historical and contemporary narratives of fear HIV/AIDs, vaccine hesitancy, Fake news, migration the exhibition evidenced the important role of language in transmitting misinformation.

Item Details

Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Keywords:pandemic, public health, art-science, contemporary art
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Crafts
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Juliff, T (Dr Toby Juliff)
ID Code:133073
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2019-06-06
Last Modified:2020-06-30

Repository Staff Only: item control page