What are the different strategies for arts organisations when rent goes through the roof?
Tue 24 Nov 2015, 6.15pm
Sean Dockray, ‘Staged Substation (Gallery/ Living Room)’, 2013, digital rendering
It’s time for Consortium, round two! We’re once again teaming up with Gertrude Contemporary, West Space, RMIT Design Hub and Next Wave to present the second in our series of conversations about the issues within (and surrounding) emerging and experimental art and design.
At our inaugural discussion, a panel of artists, writers and feminists spoke honestly and thoughtfully about art’s many invisible hands. This time around, we’re diving into the choppy waters of art and gentrification. Gertrude Contemporary director Emma Crimmings will chat to artists Zanny Begg, Sean Dockray and Phillip Adams about how gentrification creates a lack of affordable housing—and how this affects arts organisations. How can galleries, studios, festivals and practices critically engage with the issues surrounding gentrification while creatively developing sustainable—and affordable—spaces for art? What will happen to art and artists if rent continues to skyrocket?