Since closing its doors on 19 March due to COVID-19, FUMA – the Flinders University Museum of Art – has been working behind the scenes on new initiatives to increase opportunities for engagement online. This has included work with academic staff to digitise museum-based lectures and tutorials, as well as public facing projects and programs that open-up the FUMA collections in new ways. We are also building upcoming exhibitions in virtual formats to keep you immersed in contemporary art and ideas.
FUMA continues to support artists during this unprecedented period and is delighted to confirm that the Guildhouse Collections Project with South Australian artist Ray Harris is ongoing.
For those who missed the FUMA exhibition STELARC: Posthuman Bodies, the works and accompanying videos can be seen via the installation archive, and you can read the catalogue with feature essay by Professor Edward Scheer, Head of School, Art & Design, University of New South Wales. Also check out the Hands-On public program which was livestreamed via Facebook on 30 March and is now available for viewing on the web. Peter Goers’ interview with Stelarc that went to air on ABC Radio Adelaide on 7 April is also available for listening (13:40 – 27:12).