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Conversations and events from Melbourne's flagship contemporary art space

    Resilience And Sustainability Forum

    Resilience And Sustainability Forum

    Speakers: Rebecca Huntley, Isadora Vaughan, Amanda Cachia and Tim Riley Walsh.

    Listen to a panel of artists, writers, academics, journalists and environmentalists each addressing our collective responsibility to sustain our planet.

    ​This forum reflects on working better together across various disciplines and backgrounds in addressing the climate emergency. Panellists will consider the social, cultural and economic opportunities that can be cultivated to create long-term sustainability and resilience, from addressing a culture of care, to the roles played by arts and culture in sustainable and collective ways of working.

    Image: Isadora Vaughan, 'Ogives' 2020, installation view, 'Overlapping Magisteria: the 2020 Macfarlane Commissions', Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Commissioned by ACCA and the Macfarlane Fund. Courtesy the artist and STATION, Melbourne. Photograph: Andrew Curtis

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Overlapping Magisteria Artist Talks: Isadora Vaughan And Sam Petersen

    Overlapping Magisteria Artist Talks: Isadora Vaughan And Sam Petersen

    Listen to artists Isadora Vaughan and Sam Petersen as they discuss their newly commissioned works for Overlapping Magisteria: The 2020 Macfarlane Commissions.

    Encompassing living organisms, kinetic installations and immersive assemblages, Overlapping Magisteria pays attention to multiple ways of knowing, sensing, feeling and interacting with the world. The works by participating artists draw on various social, cultural, technical and material forms, unsettling the lingering divide between nature and culture towards more complex realms of knowledge and experience.

    The artists in Overlapping Magisteria layer intuitive and sensory material responses with ideas drawn from across disciplinary as well as metaphysical domains to consider the possibilities of a world in flux, transformation and entropy.

    Image: Isadora Vaughan, 'Ogives' 2020, installation view, 'Overlapping Magisteria: the 2020 Macfarlane Commissions', Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Commissioned by ACCA and the Macfarlane Fund. Courtesy the artist and STATION, Melbourne. Photograph: Andrew Curtis

    • 53 min
    NIRIN NAARM Artist Talks

    NIRIN NAARM Artist Talks

    Brook Andrew, Artistic Director of NIRIN, 22nd Biennale of Sydney in discussion with exhibiting NIRIN NAARM artists, including Victoria Hunt, Justin Shoulder and James Tylor.

    Hosted online for a limited one-week period from 10–15 November, NIRIN NAARM is a unique collaboration between ACCA and the Biennale of Sydney, presenting key works from NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney online on ACCA's website.

    Read more about NIRIN NAARM here: https://acca.melbourne/exhibition/nirin-naarm/

    Recorded on Zoom on Saturday 14 November 2020

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Six Walks Ep 1: Tony Birch on the Birrarung

    Six Walks Ep 1: Tony Birch on the Birrarung

    This episode featuring Tony Birch is part of Six Walks an audio walking tour series commissioned by ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

    Find bio, access notes, images and further information here: https://acca.melbourne/six-walks-episode-one-tony-birch/

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
    Tony Birch’s walk, along a section of the Birrarung (Yarra) river from the Children’s Farm at Collingwood to the Fairfield ‘pipe-bridge’ and surrounding country, is located on the land of the Wurundjeri People of the greater Kulin Nation. Each time we walk we consider the privilege of being on Wurundjeri land and pay respect not only to their Elders – past, present and emerging – but all of their people. The Birrarung River is an ancient waterway. It precedes the birth of what we know today as Port Phillip Bay by tens of thousands of years. Prior to the formation of Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait, during the end of the Ice Age, the Birrarung flowed across a land mass known as the Bassian Plains, that joined what we know today as Victoria and Tasmania. The ancient Birrarung eventually flowed into the Southern Ocean. While the contemporary Birrarung River has changed significantly over thousands of years, we know that the original bed of the Ice Age river remains, and can be located around 100 metres below Port Phillip Bay at the heads of the bay. The significance of this geological, cultural and spiritual reality should not be lost on us as we walk by the river today. We are sharing a story of both the past and the present, enmeshed in the country beneath our feet.

    Tony Birch is an award winning author. He is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, a regular guest at writers’ festivals, and a climate justice campaigner. Read the full bio via the link above.

    Curators: Annika Kristensen and Miriam Kelly
    Audio technician: Simon Cotter

    ABOUT THE SERIES:
    Six Walks has been conceived to be ideally listened to in situ, with headphones on a personal mobile device. Maps, directions and access notes are available with each walk to assist with orientation.

    ACCA reminds participants to be aware of their surroundings and to adhere to road safety guidelines at all times. Please note that when undertaking a walk, participants must assume personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or damage in any way connected with their experience of Six Walks.

    Six Walks can also be listened to from anywhere and at any time and Text versions of each walk are available for download.

    ACCA acknowledges the support of Creative Victoria in the development of the Six Walks series.

    • 53 min
    Six Walks Ep 2: Sophie Cunningham on Royal Park

    Six Walks Ep 2: Sophie Cunningham on Royal Park

    This episode featuring Sophie Cunningham is part of Six Walks an audio walking tour series commissioned by ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

    Find bio, access notes, images and further information here: https://acca.melbourne/six-walks-episode-two-sophie-cunningham/

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
    In this episode of Six Walks, author Sophie Cunningham invites you on a walk through Royal Park. Established in 1854, Royal Park’s very existence was both a gesture towards the colonial administrator's belief in the role of public spaces to improve the health of the new town’s citizens, and a strategic way of building a green fortress around the city: that is parks were established as a way of displacing the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, from significant lands.

    Sophie’s narration of her walk is interspersed with readings from her collection of essays, City of Trees, supported by the sonic landscapes of composer Martin Friedel. Read full bios via the link above.

    Curator: Annika Kristensen
    Audio technician: Simon Cotter

    ABOUT THE SERIES:
    Six Walks has been conceived to be ideally listened to in situ, with headphones on a personal mobile device. Maps, directions and access notes are available with each walk to assist with orientation. ACCA reminds participants to be aware of their surroundings and to adhere to road safety guidelines at all times. Please note that when undertaking a walk, participants must assume personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or damage in any way connected with their experience of Six Walks.

    Six Walks can also be listened to from anywhere and at any time and Text versions of each walk are available for download.

    ACCA acknowledges the support of Creative Victoria in the development of the Six Walks series.

    • 1 hr
    Six Walks Ep 3: Eleanor Jackson on art, motherhood & taking up space in the Melbourne Arts Precinct

    Six Walks Ep 3: Eleanor Jackson on art, motherhood & taking up space in the Melbourne Arts Precinct

    This episode featuring Eleanor Jackson is part of Six Walks an audio walking tour series commissioned by ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

    Find bio, access notes, images and further information here: https://acca.melbourne/six-walks-episode-three-eleanor-jackson/

    ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
    New parents are frequently told about the importance of art in a child’s development. From fostering creativity to visual, motor and social skills, art is considered a vehicle for enriching children’s communication abilities, nourishing new thoughts, and aiding expressive exploration. But how do we locate motherhood out of the domestic space and into the public realm, particularly the worlds of contemporary and public art? In her piece for Six Walks, Eleanor Jackson considers the ways in which mothers and caretakers occupy public space, blurring and reinforcing conventional understandings of mothering – using galleries, parks, libraries and the streets in a manner not always anticipated by planners and designers – all the while performing the role of “being mothers” with all the associated complex, gendered connotations that this brings.

    Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, and arts producer. She is the producer of the Melbourne Poetry Map, Vice-Chair of the Stella Prize and a Board Member of Queensland Poetry Festival. Eleanor is currently Chair, and was formerly Editor in Chief, of Peril Magazine, an online magazine celebrating Asian Australian arts and culture. Read extended bio via the link above.

    Curator: Annika Kristensen
    Audio technician: Simon Cotter

    ABOUT THE SERIES:
    Six Walks has been conceived to be ideally listened to in situ, with headphones on a personal mobile device. Maps, directions and access notes are available with each walk to assist with orientation. ACCA reminds participants to be aware of their surroundings and to adhere to road safety guidelines at all times. Please note that when undertaking a walk, participants must assume personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or damage in any way connected with their experience of Six Walks.

    Six Walks can also be listened to from anywhere and at any time and Text versions of each walk are available for download.

    ACCA acknowledges the support of Creative Victoria in the development of the Six Walks series.

    • 26 min

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