Zanny Begg: These Stories Will be Different


Begg's work invites you to see the world differently by drawing on ancient literary traditions, nonlinear timeframes, and computer-generated randomisation.



  • Saturday, 02 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - Sunday, 05 May 2024 | 02:00 PM


Glasshouse Regional Gallery


Zanny Begg: These Stories Will be Different

A UNSW Galleries and Museums & Galleries of NSW touring exhibition. 

These Stories Will be Different brings together a fascinating series of works that reimagine a medieval feminist utopia, probe the unsolved murder of a high-profile anti-gentrification campaigner and explore the connections between love, loss, and language in diasporic communities in Australia.

The videos tell stories, but they also challenge the politics of storytelling itself. Begg’s work invites you to see the world differently
by drawing on ancient literary traditions, nonlinear timeframes, and computer-generated randomisation.

Zanny Begg, The Beehive, UNSW Galleries, Photo: Steven Siewert, 2019

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About the Artist

Zanny Begg is an artist and film maker living in Bulli, on Dharawal land. She uses film, drawing and installation to explore hidden and contested histories, and examines different ways in which we can live and exist in the world.

Through her practice, Begg has explored macro-political themes such as alter-globalisation protests, and micro-political worlds, such as children in maximum-security prison. Begg has a PhD in Art Theory, with a focus on the socially engaged art that emerged between the 1999 World Trade Organisation Protests in Seattle and the Global Financial Crisis in 2008.

She was the Director of Tin Sheds Gallery within the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney (2010-2014), and a lecturer at UNSW Art and Design (2014-2020), where she created a unit on Socially Engaged Art. In 2018 Begg was the winner of the ACMI film commission for her work, The Beehive.