2019 PUBLIC PROGRAMS

PUBLIC PROGRAMS 2019


FEBRUARY AT VERGE

February 23
Art Crit with Talia Smith and Justin Balmain
Verge Gallery’s Art Crit — this participatory critical discussion will cover key themes in each individual exhibition as well as the overarching themes between the two exhibitions Monuments to moments and A way to sync, live in the world, and the opposite of relax.


MARCH AT VERGE

March 14
RUNNING DOG AT VERGE – Naomi Riddle
Verge Gallery is excited to be partnering with Running Dog in 2019, presenting several events across the year. These events will expand on Running Dog and Verge Gallery’s commitment to fostering critical dialogue around creative practice, and engaging with audiences. The first of these events will be curated by Running Dog’s founding editor Naomi Riddle, with the following each curated by Running Dog contributors: Em Size, Soo-Min Shim, and Mariam Arcilla. These events will take the form of panel discussions, poetry readings, artist interviews and film screenings, in response to the themes chosen by each curator.

March 26
Album Launch: We Make Each Other Up
Sydney record label World’s Only celebrates the release of Megan Alice Clune’s composition for We Make Each Other Up’, the recently premiered dance work of choreographer Rhiannon Newton. Envisioning a world that is deeply and sensitively networked, We Make Each Other Up conjures a “vespertine biosphere” where care, multi-species cooperation and alternative speeds for living saturate the fibres of being. This one-off event features Clune’s “powerfully earthy and enveloping” score, performed live with uniquely vegetal collaborators and video from the original performance.

March 28
Art Month Chippendale-Redfern Precinct Night
Gallery Tour Hours: 6 – 8pm
Art at Night is the perfect opportunity to grab some friends for a DIY tour of Chippendale and Redfern with the Art Month art map as your guide from 6pm-8pm.


APRIL AT VERGE

April 6
Art Crit with Adam Stone and Marilyn Schneider
Verge Gallery’s Art Crit — this participatory critical discussion will cover key themes in each individual exhibition as well as the overarching themes between the two exhibitions Disappear Here and Still Life Pt. II.


MAY AT VERGE

May 9
RUNNING DOG AT VERGE – Em Size
Verge Gallery is excited to be partnering with Running Dog in 2019, presenting several events across the year. These events will expand on Running Dog and Verge Gallery’s commitment to fostering critical dialogue around creative practice, and engaging with audiences. The first of these events will be curated by Running Dog’s founding editor Naomi Riddle, with the following each curated by Running Dog contributors: Em Size, Soo-Min Shim, and Mariam Arcilla. These events will take the form of panel discussions, poetry readings, artist interviews and film screenings, in response to the themes chosen by each curator.

May 10
INDEPENDENT CURATING – Nanette Orly
This panel discussion will focus entirely on independent curating with a mind to answer any practical questions that current students or emerging curators may find are not touched on during tertiary curatorial education. While having a degree in curating is definitely beneficial in terms of accessing art theory and curatorial methodologies, it isn’t until you have to go through the motions of curating an exhibition or project for the first time, that the real learning begins. Through shared experiences from a variety of independent curators based in both Sydney and Melbourne, this program will provide critical and candid insight into the array of concepts, challenges, and collaborations one can expect from pursuing a career in independent curating.

May 18
Art Crit with Akil Ahamat, Ellen Dahl, Izabel Pluta, and Yvette Hamilton
Verge Gallery’s Art Crit — this participatory critical discussion will cover key themes in each individual exhibition as well as the overarching themes between the two exhibitions a world that breathes out and Resurfaced Geographies.

May 30
Panel – Connie Anthes
This panel will reflect on activism past and present, strategies for resistance by communities.


JUNE AT VERGE

June 15
Panel – Ohni Blu
Further details to come.

June 22
Art Crit with Connie Anthes and Ohni Blu
Verge Gallery’s Art Crit — this participatory critical discussion will cover key themes in each individual exhibition as well as the overarching themes between the two exhibitions Beta Blockers and Obliteration, Creation.


JULY AT VERGE

July 11
Performance Gala curated by Tulleah Pearce
Gala curated by Performance Space’s Tulleah Pearce.

July 27
Art Crit with Katy B Plummer and Min Wong
Verge Gallery’s Art Crit — this participatory critical discussion will cover key themes in each individual exhibition as well as the overarching themes between the two exhibitions Armour For Flowers and Karma is a bitch.


AUGUST AT VERGE

August 17
Torres Strait Islander Feast
Conversations shared while sharing food – Rebekah Raymond shares her samples of her favourite recipes to celebrate her Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.


SEPTEMBER AT VERGE

September 5
RUNNING DOG AT VERGE – Soo-Min Shim
Verge Gallery is excited to be partnering with Running Dog in 2019, presenting several events across the year. These events will expand on Running Dog and Verge Gallery’s commitment to fostering critical dialogue around creative practice, and engaging with audiences. The first of these events will be curated by Running Dog’s founding editor Naomi Riddle, with the following each curated by Running Dog contributors: Em Size, Soo-Min Shim, and Mariam Arcilla. These events will take the form of panel discussions, poetry readings, artist interviews and film screenings, in response to the themes chosen by each curator.

September 15
Art Crit with Tesha Malott, Helen Waller, Rebekah Raymond
Verge Gallery’s Art Crit — this participatory critical discussion will cover key themes in each individual artwork, as well as the overarching themes between the works.


OCTOBER AT VERGE

October 10
USU Creative Awards Night
The USU Creative Awards gives student artists from all University of Sydney campuses and faculties a chance to showcase and publish their work to peers, industry professionals and the local community.


NOVEMBER AT VERGE

November 2
Art Crit with Donna West Brett and Master of Art Curating students
Verge Gallery’s Art Crit — this participatory critical discussion will cover key themes in each individual artwork, as well as the overarching themes between the works.

November
RUNNING DOG AT VERGE – Mariam Arcilla
Verge Gallery is excited to be partnering with Running Dog in 2019, presenting several events across the year. These events will expand on Running Dog and Verge Gallery’s commitment to fostering critical dialogue around creative practice, and engaging with audiences. The first of these events will be curated by Running Dog’s founding editor Naomi Riddle, with the following each curated by Running Dog contributors: Em Size, Soo-Min Shim, and Mariam Arcilla. These events will take the form of panel discussions, poetry readings, artist interviews and film screenings, in response to the themes chosen by each curator.


DECEMBER AT VERGE

December 14
Art Crit with JD Reforma & Caroline Garcia
Verge Gallery’s Art Crit — this participatory critical discussion will cover key themes in each individual artwork, as well as the overarching themes between the works

 

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