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Conversations and events from Melbourne's flagship contemporary art space

    Who’s Afraid of Public Space? Think Tank #2 – Collaboration and Community

    Who’s Afraid of Public Space? Think Tank #2 – Collaboration and Community

    A lively digital discussion, Think Tank #2 will engage with ideas of collaboration, collectivity, community engaged practice and the commons, as part of the Think Tank series as part of ACCA’s forthcoming exhibition Who’s Afraid of Public Space?

    Presented in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), and moderated by FCAC Artistic Director and co-CEO Daniel Santangeli, the panel will include contributors Eugenia Flynn, Kent Morris, Roberta Joy Rich and Kate Sulan. Read more about the speakers via the link below.

    ABOUT 'WHO'S AFRAID OF PUBLIC SPACE?'
    Developed with an assembly of advisors and collaborators, Who’s Afraid of Public Space? is a research, publication and exhibition project which ACCA is developing over 2020–22. ACCA has partnered with Abbotsford Convent, Arts Project Australia, Blak Dot, Bus Projects and FCAC to present a dispersed program of exhibitions and projects that consider critical ideas as to what constitutes public culture and to ask who might it be for?
    More information: https://acca.melbourne/exhibition/whos-afraid-of-public-space/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Defining Moments: Aratjara: Art of the First Australians & fluent with Dr Stephen Gilchrist

    Defining Moments: Aratjara: Art of the First Australians & fluent with Dr Stephen Gilchrist

    In this lecture, Dr Stephen Gilchrist considers two major exhibitions as key examples of Indigenous curation that encode Indigenous philosophies of critical care and value — 'Aratjara: Art of the First Australians' 1993 at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf; and 'fluent: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Judy Watson' at the Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale in 1997.

    Part of ACCA's lecture series 'Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968–1999'.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    Dr Stephen Gilchrist belongs to the Yamatji people of the Inggarda language group of northwest Western Australia, and is Lecturer of Indigenous Art at the University of Sydney. He is a writer and curator who has worked with the Indigenous Australian collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2003–05); the British Museum, London (2008); the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2005–10); and the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College (2011–13). He was also the Australian Studies Visiting Curator at the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University (2012–16). Gilchrist has curated numerous exhibitions in Australia and the United States and has written extensively on Indigenous Art from Australia.

    THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:
    ACCA's lecture series 'Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968–1999' is presented in association with Abercrombie & Kent and Research Partner, Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at The University of Melbourne and supported by Art Guide Australia, The Saturday Paper, Triple R, The Melbourne Gin Company, Capi and the City of Melbourne. This lecture video was produced by Gatherer Media: www.gatherer.media

    Further information: https://acca.melbourne/series/defining-moments/

    • 42 min
    Defining Moments: 'Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS'

    Defining Moments: 'Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS'

    DEFINING MOMENTS LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES: Listen to Dr Ted Gott discussing the landmark 1994 exhibition ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS’ at the National Gallery of Australia, which presented over 200 works on the subject of HIV/AIDS by more than 100 Australian and international artists.

    Part of ACCA's lecture series 'Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968–1999'.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    Dr Ted Gott is Senior Curator of International Art, National Gallery of Victoria. He has curated and co-curated twenty-five exhibitions, including ‘Napoleon: Revolution to Empire’ (2012), ‘Gustave Moreau and the Eternal Feminine’ (2010), ‘Salvador Dalí: LiquidDesire’ (2009), ‘Modern Britain 1900–1960’ (2007), ‘Kiss of the Beast: From Paris Salon to King Kong’ (2005) and ‘The Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay’ (2004). In his former role as Curator of European Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Gott curated ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS' (1994), among other key exhibitions of international art. He has published widely on Australian, British and French art.

    THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:
    ACCA's lecture series 'Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968–1999' is presented in association with Abercrombie & Kent and Research Partner, Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at The University of Melbourne and supported by Art Guide Australia, The Saturday Paper, Triple R, The Melbourne Gin Company, Capi and the City of Melbourne.

    Production by Gatherer Media: www.gatherer.media

    Further information: https://acca.melbourne/program/defining-moments-dont-leave-me-this-way
    https://acca.melbourne/series/defining-moments

    • 48 min
    ACCA Open Artist Talks: Archie Barry, Amrita Hepi and Sam Lieblich, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey

    ACCA Open Artist Talks: Archie Barry, Amrita Hepi and Sam Lieblich, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey

    Listen to ACCA’s Senior Curator Annika Kristensen in conversation with ACCA Open artists Archie Barry, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, and Amrita Hepi and Sam Lieblich to discuss their new digital commissions that respond to the unusual times and cultural conditions in which they are produced.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    ACCA Book Club with Ellen van Neerven

    ACCA Book Club with Ellen van Neerven

    In our final ACCA Book Club, Ellen van Neerven discusses 'Throat', their newly published poetry collection, which explores love, language and land, and shines a light on Australia’s unreconciled past and precarious present with humour and heart.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali Yugambeh (South East Queensland) and Dutch heritage. They write fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction. Ellen’s first book, Heat and Light, was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award, the Dobbie Literary Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize. Ellen’s second book, a collection of poetry, Comfort Food, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize and highly commended for the 2016 Wesley Michel Wright Prize. Throat is Ellen’s highly anticipated second poetry collection.

    Further information: https://acca.melbourne/program/acca-book-club-ellen-van-neerven/

    • 59 min
    Defining Moments: First Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery 1993

    Defining Moments: First Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery 1993

    DEFINING MOMENTS LECTURE SERIES: The first Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery 1993 with Doug Hall AM

    ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In this lecture, Doug Hall AM reflects on the unique circumstances and legacy of the first Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane 1993, and how it was conceived as inseparable from the art museum’s conduct, collections development and its influence upon other institutional and programming activity.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Doug Hall AM was director, Queensland Art GalleryǀGOMA, Brisbane from 1987 to 2007. The first Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art was held in 1993. He conceived the idea for the Gallery of Modern Art and oversaw its development and opening in December 2006. He was Commissioner for the Australian exhibitions at the Venice Biennales in 2009 and 2011. He returned to Melbourne in 2010 and later appointed Associate Professor and Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne. He was an inaugural member of the Asia Art Council, Guggenheim Museum, New York, and has served as a board member of the Australian Japan Foundation and the Australia Thailand Institute. His book Present Tense was published by Black Inc in 2019.

    THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:
    Presenting Partner Abercrombie & Kent; Research Partner Centre for Visual Art (CoVA); Event Partners Melbourne Gin Company, Capi and City of Melbourne; Media Partners Art Guide Australia, The Saturday Paper, 3RRR FM
    Produced by Gatherer Media.

    Further information: acca.melbourne/series/defining-moments/

    • 40 min

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