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Beyond Rhetoric

Panel discussion
Saturday 24 September, 2am

Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High St, Preston VIC 3072

Free, but bookings essential. Book your free tickets here.

UPDATE: Click here to listen to the recording of Beyond Rhetoric.

Date: Saturday 24 September 2016
Time: 12–2pm
Location: Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Cost: Free, but bookings essential. Book your free tickets here.

Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to be hosting 'Beyond Rhetoric', a forum on gender + curating in partnership with National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), The University of Melbourne and MADA, Monash University.

This forum will explore the role of the contemporary curator in light of the findings of the CoUNTess Report on gender equality in the arts.

No longer bound by institutional space and often working independently, contemporary curating is a creative act. Curators are seen as the drivers of artistic and critical discourse creating opportunities for intersections between disciplines, practices, audiences and exhibition making.

The panel will question and discuss if a gendering of opportunities occurs, contemporary curatorial approaches within the broader arts infrastructure, and what meaningful action looks like beyond rhetoric.

This forum will be chaired by Dr. Rebecca Coates, curator, writer, lecturer and Director of Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). 

Virginia Fraser – artist, writer, editor and curator
Camila Marambio – curator and PhD candidate at Monash Art Design and Architecture
Kelly Gellatly – Director of The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
Elvis Richardson – artist and author of CoUNTess
Patrice Sharkey – Director of West Space.

Click here to view the media release.

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Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

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