The Future of Arts Publishing, Journalism and Criticism: part of Vivid Sydney
When: Monday 27 May 2013
Where: The Australia Council for the Arts, 372 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
Admission: Free (SAMAG members), $10 (non-members), $5 students
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The Future of Arts Publishing, Journalism and Criticism
Declining print space, new digital platforms, ebooks, emags, longform, self-publishing, Twitter and old school, real life collectives - this panel looks at the rapidly changing face of publishing, journalism and criticism in the arts world. How are people engaging with content now and what might the landscape look like in 2 years time? What are the opportunities to engage with and expand audiences in this brave new world? What are the potential threats, does the medium change the expectation and thus the message, and why are so many literary types on Twitter? Finally - how do you stay in touch with this stuff? Find out all about it from some Sydney-folk who haven't been afraid to step up to the plate in a game-changing environment.
James Ley, Editor of Sydney Review of Books. James has been a professional literary critic for fifteen years. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Age, the Australian, the Times Literary Supplement, Australian Book Review and the Sydney Morning Herald. His book The Critic in the Modern World: Public Criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood will be published in late-2013.
Angela Bennetts is co-director of the National Young Writers’ Festival; co-editor of immersive iPad journal Cuttings; and co-founder of event collective Even Books (nominated for a SMAC award in 2009 for Best Collective; winner of the Firstdraft Emerging Curator program 2010 and a City of Sydney Cultural Grant for 2013). Previously she has acted as Arts & Entertainment Editor of City Hub, City News, Bondi View and Inner West Independent; Fashion Editor at TwoThousand and Associate Editor for Das Platforms. She has completed a BA Communications (Writing & Contemporary Cultures)/International Studies (Japanese) and was awarded a First Class Honours in Communications, both from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Oliver Watts is a lecturer at SCA. He is also an artist and director of Chalk Horse Gallery. He writes art criticism for both industry specific and mainstream press. He is a regular commentator on culture and art on 702 ABC.
Sebastian Goldspink is the producer of Art Month Sydney and the co-editor of Art Whats On. He is the director of ALASKA Projects which he opened in 2011 in Kings Cross Sydney. He is also the guest curator of the John Fries Memorial Prize and is a 2013 roving curator for Art Bank. Sebastian lectures in writing for art and design at COFA and regularly develops independent curatorial and writing projects. He is also the guest curator of the John Fries Memorial Prize and is a 2013 roving curator for Art Bank. Sebastian lectures in writing for art and design at COFA and reguarly develops independent curatorial and writing projects.