ART CRIT :: MAY 19

Art Crit :: grappling on the precipice of the squirt and the stream & Don’t think of me as gone
Saturday May 19, 1-3pm, Art crit with artists Kieran Bryant and Jodie Whalen, 3pm-3.30pm fluid feelings live performance.
Verge Gallery
Free // All welcome



Join artists and curators in a conversation about our April exhibitions, grappling on the precipice of the squirt and the stream & Don’t think of me as gone. The discussion will cover key themes in each individual exhibition as well as the overarching themes of the two exhibitions.

In “Don’t think of me as gone”, Heath Franco and Director Megan Monte (Cement Fondu) will be in conversation around the topic of video, performance and installation, with specific response to the exhibition Don’t think of me as gone and Tulleah Pearce exhibition essay Betwixt and Between.

This afternoon of conversation is a space for informal yet thoughtful discussion around the exhibitions, artworks, arts practice, and other issues relating to the visual arts community.

Stay with us after the art crit to attend Kieran Bryant’s final fluid feelings live performance. More information HERE

About speakers:

+ Heath Franco’s practice largely takes the form of video, although his process of production and exhibition is also concerned with photography, performance, costume, sound, digital media and installation. He creates screen-based works that are structured with respect to flow and rhythm rather than traditional plot narrative and that in turn attract and repulse through a mix of hyper aesthetic, catchy jingles and absurd, at times grotesque, performances.

+ Megan Monte is a curator, writer and co-Director of Sydney’s new experimental art and performance space Cement Fondu. Previously she was Curator of Contemporary Art at Campbelltown Arts Centre (CAC) 2013-2017, David Griggs: BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, Looking at me through you, 2017, Video oediV, 2016, The Social (2013), The List and co-curated Catching Light (2013) as part of ISEA and was a 2015 Emerging Curator – Venice Biennale (AUS Pavilion) with Australia Council for the Arts. Megan has a Master of Art Administration from UNSW and a Bachelor Visual Arts (Printmedia) from the University of Sydney.

+ Tulleah Pearce is a curator and producer with an interest in interdisciplinary and experimental artistic practices, as well as work that happens outside traditional art spaces. She has worked extensively with emerging artists and artforms across many independent roles; as a director of artist-run initiative Firstdraft, as a director of Critical Animals creative research symposium for This is Not Art festival and managing the 2016 SafARI writing program Explorer. She has worked on multiple new commissions by Australian artists, has managed international tours and is on the programming committee for Underbelly Arts Festival. Tulleah is an alumni of UNSW Art and Design with dual degrees in Art History and Theory, and Social Science and Policy. Prior to joining Performance Space in 2012 she worked primarily within the visual arts, holding positions at Blacktown Arts Centre, Darren Knight Gallery and the Laverty Collection.

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