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Conversations and events from Melbourne's flagship contemporary art space

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A World of One's Own: Rowan Oliver
A World of One's Own: Rowan Oliver
What roles can social politics and social media play in driving an art practice? What role do beauty and aesthetic boundaries play in art today? How can these things interrelate? Tai Snaith and Rowan Oliver delve down the rabbit hole of creating fictions around ideas and images of self and others, creating characters and narratives to open up ideas of social inclusiveness and empathy. Rowan outlines how we should keep making these fictions despite the despair around us. How does marketing affect our image of ourselves? What roles or characters do we play in social media? And what role do we play in the art world? Is it all a play? Rowan refreshingly discusses how she can foresee parts of her practice ‘shedding’ and talks frankly about choosing the path with the most flexibility of being open with herself. We also discuss Casting as a medium, playing the ‘art system game’ and her plans of moving into ‘Aquarian frequencies and taking down the government’. Additional resources: Rowan’s website: Rowan’s Instagram: Crumbling World Runway (Moma PS1 performance): Gifts for Manus and Nauru: David Rosetsky: Women Who Run with the Wolves: Stanislavski's system: Spencer Tunick:
A World of One's Own:  Megan Cope
A World of One's Own: Megan Cope
How important is it to connect with a place that is part of your history? What are your responsibilities to make work for ‘your people’ as well as an art audience? Tai Snaith and Megan Cope discuss what it means to move back to work ‘on country’ as a contemporary Indigenous artist. They unpack the complexities of relating to a place and its people, and how that might inform your work in a number of different ways. Megan talks about her involvement with proppaNOW and various travels from the bush to the city, overseas and now back to her father’s country on Quandamooka land. She sheds light on her passion for Middens and how they function in Indigenous culture, and their history as one of the earliest forms of architecture in the landscape. Additional resources: Middens: RE FORMATION at The National, Art Gallery of NSW: ‘Haunt’ at IMA Brisbane: Sovereignty at ACCA: Blaktism: Elizabeth Durack: proppaNOW:
A World of One's Own: Kate Just
A World of One's Own: Kate Just
What does it mean to make artwork with a social consciousness? How do we represent our politics through what we wear? Tai Snaith and Kate Just discuss the way that clothes, like skin, can carry a multitude of meanings, stories and histories to make up who we are. Kate talks about using other artists’ clothes as the palette or starting point for constructing her current portraits. Our conversation outlines Kate’s very real motives for making change within the art institution to make it a more diverse and balanced community and the capacity that each of us have to work together to achieve change. Additional resources: Feminist Fan: Kate’s PhD project, The Texture of Her Skin: Catherine Opie: Kate’s dream: Paris is Burning (1990): The Furies: City of Port Phillip Rupert Bunny Fellowship: Tracy Connelly, The Age 2018: View the whole podcast series here:
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Mar 1st, 2016
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Jan 17th, 2019
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