The end of Disturbance is near

This week is the final opportunity to see current works displayed by Aldinga-based artist Gail Hocking at Flinders’ Bedford Park Campus.

Her sculpture and installations, titled PERIPHERAL DISTURBANCE: Wandering Between Worlds, has been presented as part of The Collections Project, being a collaboration between Guildhouse and Flinders University Art Museum that enables artists to engage with the Museum’s collections and create new work.

For The Collections Project, Ms Hocking has explored the Ernabella Arts Archive, a collection owned by Ernabella Arts and held at Flinders University Art Museum for teaching and research purposes. Her new body of work reflects on Ms Hocking’s research into the resilience of Anangu women who navigate change through their art practices.

Ms Hocking’s works for PERIPHERAL DISTURBANCE: Wandering Between Worlds are located within the Flinders University Student Hub (Mezzanine northern stairwell and Level 2) and beside the lake at North Ridge until 30 November.


The next significant event being presented by Flinders University Art Museum is an extensive free public forum on Wednesday 28 November, about the current state of writing in contemporary art practice.

Presented in conjunction with Country Arts SA, the forum 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, who is also 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; curator and researcher Tara McDowell, who is also Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice at Monash University; and longstanding Adelaide art critic and art history lecturer John Neylon.

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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