Symposium | The TWMA Animate/Inanimate Symposium

The TWMA Animate/Inanimate Symposium

Louise Weaver Hiding in Plain Sight (Witch Grass Nest) 2011-12 Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) will present a unique public program to accompany the Animate/Inanimate exhibition at TWMA in conjunction with Healesville Sanctuary, its neighbour in the Yarra Valley, just four kilometres away as the bird flies.

This symposium will present a day of lively discussions about the meanings, histories and vulnerabilities of the natural world through the eyes of artists, cultural theorists and environmental scientists, and coincides with Animate/Inanimate which presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the impact of global economic and climatic change on our natural environments and ask; can we find a ‘spirit’ in the inanimate?

Animate/Inanimate is the first exhibition to launch the inaugural TarraWarra International and features 6 leading artists from Australia, the USA, India and China who have created haunting and beautiful works that consider the profound interconnections between diverse life forms (natural, animal and human) in an exhibition which includes installations, sound works, sculptural elements and video works.

Date: 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Venue: Brolga Room, Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Road, Healesville, VIC 3777


Barbara Creed, Professor Screen Studies, University of Melbourne

Prue Gibson,Writer and Lecturer

Glen Holland, Director, Healesville Sanctuary

Janet Laurence, Animate/Inanimate Exhibition Artist

Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art

Deborah Bird Rose, Professor, Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Author of Wild Dog Dreaming

Louise Weaver, Animate/Inanimate Exhibition Artist

Tickets: $40 Adults $30 Students | Includes lunch and refreshments provided by Sanctuary Harvest

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