How can art help us think about land?
Sat 6 Feb 2016, 4.00pm–6.00pm
Dan McCabe, ‘Shadows on the Hill’, 2016
Our fourth and final round of Consortium! We’re once again teaming up with Next Wave, Gertrude Contemporary, West Space and RMIT Design Hub to present the last in our series of collaborative conversations about the issues within (and surrounding) emerging and experimental art and design.
Our jumping-off point for this Saturday afternoon discussion? The thematic lines we traced in our second Consortium conversation back in November—namely, the problems (or benefits) that artists and art organisations face because of rising rents and gentrification. This time, however, we fling the art-world doors wide open and discuss the broader politics of place. How do we name our places? Why do we live where we live? And can art help us belong?
Join us as our speakers—RISE Refugee arts director Tania Cañas; Next Wave 2016 artists Dan McCabe and Katie West; and video artist, programmer and producer Jessie Scott—offer their perspectives on everything from luxury camping and Indigenous knowledge systems to culture clashes and suburban sprawl.