This catalogue documents the exhibition Prepossession, which opened at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW, in March 2005 and travelled to Belfast in June of the same year. The exhibition, which explored conflict, place and trauma in South Africa, Northern Ireland and Indigenous Australia, was one of the outcomes of the CCAP’s Discovery Project, Ethical Globalism. Artists included in the show were: Destiny Deacon, Tracey Moffatt and Darren Siwes (Australia); William Kentridge and Jo Ractliffe (South Africa); Willie Doherty and Frances Hegarty (Northern Ireland). The Prepossession catalogue contains essays by Jill Bennett and Felicity Fenner, an interview with Doherty and Hegarty by Liam Kelly, and an essay by Professor Abigail Solomon-Godeau from the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Prepossession was curated by CCAP directors Jill Bennett and Felicity Fenner, along with Liam Kelly from the University of Ulster, and was funded by an ARC Discovery Grant and Arts Council of Northern Ireland – National Lottery.