Talking PLACE

"These days it seems everyone is talking about ‘curated places’. Chances are your local shopping strip has already been or soon will be ‘curated’ within an inch of its life. It’s interesting because sometimes this proliferation of place rhetoric seems to take us further and further away from where we are." - Michael Cohen.

Talking PLACE is an opportunity for the arts sector and other stakeholders to come together and discuss the motivations and ideas behind experimental and site-specific arts programming occurring across regional Australia.

Join the conversation at Bundanon Trust on Saturday 5 October.

Entry is from 11am.

The symposium will run from 12 noon - 5:30pm, followed by drinks.

A cafe and bar will be available on-site.

About the Program

On the day speakers will present on the changing face of regional residency programs and how regional residencies become sites of exchange.

Speakers Marco Marcon,( IAS), Ian Tully, (Swan Hill Gallery), Vic McEwan, (The Cad Factory) and Alex Wisser (Cementa) will discuss the cultural possibilities, and challenges arising from new ways of working with artists in regional and rural communities. Linda Kennedy will offer First Nations perspectives on devising and delivering site specific projects on Country, and Michael Cohen (City People) will examine the proliferation of place rhetoric and how it seems to take us further and further away from where we are. r e a who has delivered site specific works as part of Siteworks will also discuss her practice and research on learning to listen to Country, and Dr Marnie Badham will draw from her current work The Social Turn in Artist Residencies: connecting with people and place not your own through frameworks of environmental sustainability and cultural diplomacy, heritage and exchange.


The program has been devised by Sarah Miller, Professor of Performance, University of Wollongong and discussion will be Facilitated by Prof. Ross Gibson, Centenary Professor of Creative & Cultural Research, University of Canberra


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