Tag: Forum

TWO CULTURES: A forum on global cultural collaborations with art & science | University of Melbourne

Asialink Arts (AA) in partnership with The Carlton Connect Initiative (CCI) present a free one-day forum focused on sharing ideas, experiences and interrogating the role of art in science. Science and scientific ideas have long inspired art and artists. By exploring the evolving world of art, science and technology; we must ask how the contemporary artist can engage meaningfully with scientific researchers and vice versa. The forum title is drawn from the seminal and somewhat controversial C.P.Snow publication ‘The Two Cultures’ from 1959 originally presented as a Cambridge University Rede Lecture. Its thesis was that “the intellectual life of the whole of western society” was split into the titular two cultures — namely the sciences and the humanities — and that this was a major hindrance to solving the world’s problems. So what has become of this theory nearly six…

Forum | Beyond Rhetoric | Gertrude Contemporary

This forum will explore the role of the contemporary curator in light of the findings of the CoUNTess Report on gender issues in the arts. The panel will question and discuss if a gendering of opportunities occurs, contemporary curatorial approaches within the broader arts infrastructure, and what meaningful action looks like beyond rhetoric. Speakers Virginia Fraser – artist, writer, editor and curator Camila Marambio – curator and PhD candidate, Monash Art Design & Architecture, MADA Hannah Mathews – curator, Monash University Museum of Art, MUMA Elvis Richardson – CoUNTess Patrice Sharkey – Director of West Space Chaired by Dr Rebecca Coates – curator, writer, lecturer, current Director of Shepparton Art Museum, SAM Cost: Free Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm Date:  Saturday 24 September 2016 Venue: Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Vic Info & Bookings: via eventbrite here This event is…

Forum | Max and Olive | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Olive Cotton Max after surfing 1937 gelatin silver photograph 38 x 30 cm National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2006

Olive Cotton and Max Dupain are key figures in twentieth century Australian photography. Champions of modernism, they were an important and influential part of a generation of Australian photographers during the 1930s and ‘40s, engaged in international debates on the role of photography in modern Australian life. Through their images they explored the ways that form, technology and the properties of photography come together. Working separately, but often alongside each other they created a sense of a ‘contemporary Australian photography’ for the first time. Max and Olive: the photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain is the first exhibition to bring together Dupain and Cotton’s work in a comprehensive way. Join us for an illuminating forum discussing these two luminaries of Australian photography. Speakers Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, National Gallery of Victoria and author of Body Culture: Max…

Public Forum | Panorama Forum | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Judy Watson mt riddell 2016, pencil and acrylic on canvas, 240 x 148 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

While the Australian bush has traditionally exerted a powerful mystique over the popular imagination, suburbia has gradually usurped the natural landscape as the site of the day-to-day lives and experiences for the majority of Australians. Nevertheless, the landscape genre featured in Panorama and Judy Watson: the scarifier persists as a subject not only reflecting on the changes wrought on the Australian landscape since colonisation, but also the transformation of its social, economic and cultural functions. Moreover, these works call into question the very nature of our relationships to, and conceptions of the landscape, challenging us to consider its role in the delineation of personal, community and national identities. In the forum, panellists Judy Watson, Danie Mellor and Imants Tillers will speak about their own work in relation to the question of ‘landscape’, discussing their diverse approaches to and connections with…

Public Forum | The Art of Howard Arkley | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Join us for a panel discussion and audience Q & A with three of Arkley’s friends, colleagues, and fellow artists, Callum Morton, Jenny Watson and Constanze Zikos. This event promises to provide fascinating insights into Arkley’s practice and processes, highlighting his immersion and influence within a vibrant artistic milieu from the mid-1970s through to the late 1990s. Date: 2pm-3:30pm, 6th February 2016 Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road,Healesville, Victoria, Australia Tickets: Adults $25, TWMA Members $12.50, Seniors $22.50, Student, Pension & Healthcare card holders $20.00 Website and bookings: http://www.twma.com.au/events/public-forum-the-work-of-howard-arkley/  

Public Forum | Phase Change | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Phase Change, an interactive, interdisciplinary laboratory exploring the impact of global warming in the Yarra Valley, will hold a Public Forum at the TarraWarra Museum of Art on Sunday 31 May, from 12-5pm. Speakers from the fields of sustainable design, economics and Indigenous knowledge will debate issues highlighted by the PhaseChange project, which is being conducted at the Museum, from 28 March – 8 June 2015. Led by design academics, practitioners and students from RMIT, PhaseChange is envisioning scenarios for sustainable and resilient futures, engaging directly with global warming and its ecological impacts at a local and regional scale, working across a range of design disciplines and related practices. The Phase Change Public Forum will be introduced by Charles Anderson, landscape architect, artist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University. Environmentalist and Communications consultant, Rob Gell, will address the Forum, followed…

ACCA Future Forum #2 | ‘Melbourne Tomorrow’

  Future Forum #2: Melbourne Tomorrow   What will Melbourne’s contemporary art world look like in the future? What differentiates Melbourne’s contemporary art ecosystem from other states? How will it look in the next decade? Is there too much duplication or is abundance our strength? How do we keep it thriving? Speakers  Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art  Max Delany, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria  Madé Spencer-Castle, Co-Director, DUDSPACE  Bernard Salt, Partner KPMG and social commentator Venue: ABC Centre, Southbank Date: 7pm, Wednesday 16th April Bookings via the website ($5 admission).

Forum | Claire Doherty, The New Rules of Public Art

MONA and TCotA present a special Arts Forum in Hobart Claire Doherty, The New Rules of Public Art Wednesday 26 March 2014 “Create space for the unplanned; Don’t make it for a community. Create a community; Demand more than fireworks; Get lost.” An organisation born in Bristol, UK, Situations re-imagines what public art can be and where and when it can take place. Claire Doherty, writer, curator and founder Director of Situations, gives a provocative introduction to the New Rules of Public Art – drawn from producing groundbreaking public art projects over the past fifteen years from New Zealand’s One Day Sculpture series to Nowhere island, the Cultural Olympiad’s most daring public art commission. Doherty is renowned as a leading voice in public art curating through Situations’ work and through her publications, Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation (2004) and the…

NGV Forum | How to look good naked – From Antiquity to the Renaissance

Forum: How to look good naked- From Antiquity to the Renaissance Sat 9 Nov, 1-3.30pm Ancient Greeks Looking Good: Nudity, Clothing and Antiquities at the NGV The ancient Greeks celebrated the body beautiful – which, for males at least, also meant the naked body. Men exercised and competed at athletic games in the nude, and their victories in both sport and war were commemorated with statues of idealised, perfectly formed nude bodies. Women in contrast were depicted clothed, until famously and scandalously the 4th century BC sculptor Praxiteles created the Aphrodite of Knidos, the first completely naked female sculpture. Painted vases show a similar obsession with idealised bodies, but also reveal a diversity of approaches to nudity: the comical side to nakedness, the ugliness as well as the erotic. This lecture places the NGV antiquities in their wider social context of…

Forum | Pacific Arts and Culture

Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival: Pacific Arts and Culture Forum The CPAF forum series brings together critical thinkers, creative practitioners, academics and arts industry professionals whose work engages with the contemporary Pacific. The program will include three discussion panels around the following themes: Addressing the Archive – Pacific collections in Australian museums and galleries Who Will Claim Me – Authenticity and identity in contemporary art of the Pacific diaspora Mobilizing Pasifika – Intersections of art, activism and community Panel speakers include Jacob Tolo, Kirsten Lyttle, Lia Pa’apa’a, Namila Benson, Taloi Havini and Sana Balai. Each panel discussion will run for 90 minutes and will conclude with an audience Q&A. Date: Friday 5 April 11:30 am – 5:30 pm Venue: The Basement Theatre at Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC, Australia, 3011 Free.  Book online here. For further details see the FCAC website The…

Film, Feminism and Fun at West Space!

Film, Feminism and Fun at West Space!  September 5 – 15, West Space, Melbourne A Dinner Party: Setting the table – feminist art forum, events and art exhibition A Dinner Party: setting the table, is a collaborative project curated by Caroline Phillips and Victoria Duckett. It is a cross- media forum and series of events that brings a range of feminist artists, scholars, and social commentators together to explore feminist art today. The project is the first step towards the realization of a larger feminist exhibition The F Word which will tour Regional and metropolitan Victoria in 2014/15. Events programme Thursday, September 6, 6-8pm | Knitting Circle with Kate Just. Bring a piece your working on, or just bring some needles and wool and Kate will help you get started. Friday, September 7, 6-8pm | Film: Imaging Her World: Feminist Visions A…

Mis-Design Artist’s Forum

Mis-Design Artist’s Forum Guest curator Dr Grace McQuilten will be joined by local artists Flatland OK, Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle and Slow Art Collective for a discussion about their projects, their collaborations and their ideas. These artists are interested in challenging the “design” of contemporary art and the possibility of critique in contemporary consumer culture. They all employ artistic strategies which maintain a tension between art and contemporary architecture, fashion and interior design, focusing their production on issues of sustainability, human agency and social impact. Date: Saturday, 24 September | 2.00pm Venue: Multifunction room, Level 1, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne Register via this link before Thursday, 22September or contact Amanda Morris at the Potter at potter-events@unimelb.edu.au or 03 8344 0327. Mis-Design is currently showing at the Potter at The University of Melbourne, Parkville until 6th November 2011 http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/art_exhibitions_detail.aspx?view=179