Translating the language of art criticism

Flinders University Art Museum and Country Arts SA is presenting an extensive free public forum on Wednesday 28 November about the current state of writing in contemporary art practice.

Art in Translation: Current Perspectives on Arts Writing will bring together diverse perspectives from four speakers reflecting on their own experiences, projects and practices to explore the current role of arts writing

The speakers are Flinders University lecturer Ali Gumillya Baker, a multi-disciplinary artist, performer, filmmaker and member of the performance group The Unbound Collective; freelance journalist, critic, artist and researcher Jane Howard; Sydney Morning Herald art critic John McDonald, who was Head of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia and Director of Newcontemporaries; and curator and researcher Tara McDowell, who is also Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice at Monash University.

Their presentations will explore the role of arts writing today, what challenges and opportunities exist for critics in the arts sector, and the shifting climate around publication and arts criticism.

The forum will be held at Alere Function Centre, Level 2 Student Hub, Flinders University, Bedford Park between 1pm and 5pm on Wednesday 28 November, and the forum will be followed by networking drinks between 5pm and 6pm.

RSVP is essential through the Flinders Event Website.


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