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The Future is Now: Nurturing the Next Generation of Great Artists
Part of Underbelly Arts Lab 2015
Date: Saturday 25 July 2015
Where: Building 124 Cockatoo Island
Admission: Free (please RSVP here)
How do we find space for the new voices in contemporary arts practice to be heard? What can we do to support the great artists of the future? Where are the surprising opportunities and non-linear pathways to sit alongside the more traditional forms of artistic and skills development? Join us as we explore the role the Australian arts industry can play in cultivating the next crop of emerging artistic talent.
Simon Abrahams is the Creative Director at Melbourne Fringe the Chair of Theatre Network Victoria.
Nick Atkins is the Producer, New Work at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, and a Board Member of PACT Centre for Emerging Artists
Roslyn Helper is the Artistic Director of Electrofringe, Co-founder and Co-director of art partnership zin, and an artist interested in the intersections between art, politics and technology.
Erica McCalman is the Associate Producer at Legs On The Wall and is a descendant of the Noongar (Balardong) people with Irish convict, German and Scottish heritage.
Fiona Winning is currently the Head of Programming at Sydney Festival
The best way to get to Cockatoo Island is by public ferry. The Parramatta River Ferry Service (F3) departs from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, and other stops in Sydney Harbour. All Cockatoo Island ferry times and stops can be found here.
Please note that admission does not include ferry trip to/from Cockatoo Island.
Benvenuto! Australia at the Venice Biennale
Date: Monday 31 August 2015
Where: Australia Council for the Arts
372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Admission: Free (SAMAG Members)
SAMAG Non-members: $12.00 and Students: $6.00 via Eventbrite
In the midst of the Venice Biennale’s 56th edition, Australian artist Fiona Hall and Emerging Curator Megan Monte will discuss their experiences at the Biennale, including Fiona’s work ‘Wrong Way Time’ the Emerging Curator programme, Australia’s new pavilion, and the most outstanding exhibitions from around the world.