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Best ACCA (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
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Updated July 2020
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In this session of ACCA Book Club, Quentin Sprague and John Kean discusses Sprague’s 2020 book, 'The Stranger Artist' (published by Hardie Grant).ACCA Book Club is our new monthly lunch-time catch up about reading, writing and more. Each month, we invite a special guest and previous contributor to ACCA publications, to lead an open and active discu…
 
In this first recorded ACCA Book Club, Elvis Richardson and Melinda Rackham discuss their forthcoming publication 'CoUNTess: Spoiling Illusions since 2008', specifically '‘Chapter 3: My Brilliant Art School Career’ with participants on Zoom.ACCA Book Club is our new monthly lunch-time catch up about reading, writing and more. Each month, we invite …
 
Popism, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1982Lecture by Judy AnnearThe exhibition POPISM was held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1982. At 24 years old, recent honours graduate and founder and editor of Art & Text magazine, Paul Taylor was invited to curate an exhibition of contemporary Australian art. The NGV was usually described a…
 
This Think Tank is the first in a series of public forums that will take place over the next twelve months that will both feed into and highlight the ideas and concerns of ACCA’s forthcoming 2021 research, publication and exhibition project, 'Who’s Afraid of Public Space?'This forum featured key thinkers in public culture, art and design to conside…
 
In advance of the live performance of 'Carrion: Episodes' at ACCA, as part of the exhibition, 'Feedback Loops' (7 December 2019 – 22 March 2020), artist Justin Shoulder spoke with Kate Ben-Tovim, Associate Director of Asia TOPA 2020. This rich and generous conversation unpacks a range of ideas in Shoulder’s performance practice, from birds to Body …
 
In this conversation, recorded in association with ACCA’s exhibition 'Feedback Loops' (7 December 2019 – 22 March 2020), exhibiting artist Madison Bycroft speaks with the exhibition Curator, Miriam Kelly about the installation of new drawings, sculptural video installation and performance works in this exhibition. More info: acca.melbourne/exhibiti…
 
This podcast is part of of ACCA Education's 2019 ACCADEMY Program. During the last ACCADEMY workshop for 2019, participating students reflected on ACCA's exhibition 'Haroon Mirza: The Construction of an Act' and co-developed an audible response to Mirza’s acoustic, visual and spatial poetry.ABOUT THE PROGRAM:ACCADEMY is an Education Program providi…
 
In this lecture feminist art theorist and writer Professor Anne Marsh discusses the influential 1976 exhibition Australian & New Zealand Post-Object Art: A Survey — the first major exhibition curated by the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, and its legacy for experimental art in Australia today.This is the final lecture for 2019 in ACCA's to-y…
 
The Psychology of Sounds ForumListen to our forum about the psychology of music and sound, moderated by psychiatrist, author and media commentator, Steve Ellen. Building on the considerations of sound and the voice in healing and transcendence in ACCA’s exhibition Haroon Mirza: The Construction of an Act, this discussion brought together sound arti…
 
Lecture by Janine Burke, Respondent: Helen HughesIn this lecture, art historian and curator Janine Burke reviews pivotal radical feminist interventions of the mid-1970s, interrogating their legacy and exploring catalysts for collective feminist action, as well as their influence on Australian art history. Curator, writer and academic Helen Hughes r…
 
Chance Composition: Haroon Mirza and James Rushford in conversationArtist Haroon Mirza is joined by collaborator and composer James Rushford in a conversation that provides insight into each of their practices, from their shared interest in the aesthetic and spatial possibilities of sound and sampling to their experimental approaches to collaborati…
 
Doubting Writing/Writing Doubt: Public ReadingsDeveloped in partnership with RMIT University non/fiction labThe Doubting Writing/Writing Doubt workshops were held over August and September 2019 to look closely at the themes of ACCA's exhibition, On Vulnerability and Doubt, and to ask: "How can engaging with doubt and vulnerability help us let go of…
 
Almost Anything Goes: Sculpturescape 1975 at MilduraLecture by Julie EwingtonIn the 1970s Mildura became an unlikely epicentre of contemporary experimental art in Australia. Julie Ewington reflects in this lecture on the visionary leadership of Tom McCullough in staging the Mildura Sculpture Triennial, which morphed the town's Arts Centre from an e…
 
Soft Touch: Brent Harris and Justin Clemens in conversationArtist Brent Harris and academic, writer Justin Clemens discuss the role of vulnerability, doubt, desire and touch in Harris' painting and printmaking practice, specifically with reference to the works presented in ACCA's exhibition, On Vulnerability and Doubt.Further info available here: h…
 
ACCA is pleased to host Chi Tran: Attention is a form of prayer as part of the 2019 WRITING & CONCEPTS program.A writer, artist and editor, Chi Tran presents this lecture in the form of a lyrical, prayer-like essay. Split into short chapters, Chi Tran's talk showcases 'how crucially feminist it is to combine poetry, autobiography, and critical theo…
 
Bandits Live Comfortably in the Ruins by Sean LynchPresented by the City of MelbourneIrish artist Sean Lynch visited Melbourne in August 2019 as part of a research project into creative practice in Australia, with Arts Melbourne. In this lecture Lynch speaks about his practice and recent work in terms of the public realm.Sean Lynch is interested in…
 
Clifton Hill Community Music Centre Lecture by David Chesworth. Respondent: Kelly FlienderThe Clifton Hill Community Music Centre (CHCMC) was a lively place from 1976 to 1984, where artists from two distinct generations created, performed and debated. In this lecture, David Chesworth (coordinator between 1978-82) examines the CHCMC as one of the fi…
 
This panel discussion was presented alongside ACCA's exhibition 'On Vulnerability and Doubt' (until 1 Sept 2019) and focussed on self-doubt, imposter syndrome and the complexities for artists in putting themselves and their work on display.PANELLISTS: Exhibiting artist Charlie Sofo is joined by artists Kevin Chin and Jessie Scott and moderators fro…
 
Inhibodress: Multimedia interference: Lecture by Peter Kennedy; Respondent: Sue CramerArtist Peter Kennedy continues our lecture series on the game-changing moments in Australian exhibition histories, speaking on interference and Inhibodress, one of Australia’s first artist-run initiatives co-founded by Kennedy with Mike Parr, Tim Johnson and other…
 
Hear from exhibiting artists in On Vulnerability and Doubt: Join us in the galleries to hear exhibiting artists Cherine Fahd (Sydney), Archie Moore(Brisbane) and Ambera Wellmann(Berlin), speak about their ideas informing the work in the exhibition and their practice more broadly.Submit your fear to Cherine Fahd's anonymous survey here: https://www.…
 
This second 'Public Meeting' at ACCA features artist Tom Nicholson together with guest speakers Ryan Johnston, current Director of Buxton Contemporary and former Head of Art at the Australian War Memorial; and Dr Micaela Sahhar an Australian-Palestinian poet and researcher; and Dr Jordana Silverstein, an ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate at The U…
 
In this public forum convened by ACCA Artist Educator Andrew Atchison, artists Emily Floyd, Kathy Temin and Trent Walter reflect on the monument and public sculpture. Taking the current ACCA exhibition, Tom Nicholson: Public Meeting, as a starting point this panel reflects on how the form of the traditional monument might be re-imagined to better e…
 
Object and Idea: Lecture by Ian MillissNational Gallery of Victoria Curator Brian Finemore saw the 1973 exhibition Object and Idea as a smaller conceptualist sequel to the 1968 exhibition The Field. But one invited artist, Ian Milliss, declined to participate having already moved on to working with trade unions and resident action groups rather tha…
 
In this podcast you'll hear artist Tom Nicholson, ACCA Curator Hannah Presley and academic John Kean engage in an informal and open discussion in the galleries, taking Nicholson's work 'Gorge Photograph, 13 September 1939' 2017-19 as a point of departure for discussion.'Gorge Photograph, 13 September 1939' 2017-19 reimagines a specific place and ti…
 
Digging for Honey Ants: The Papunya mural projectLecture by John Kean. Respondent: Hannah PresleyThe creation of murals at the Papunya School in 1971 is cited as the singular catalyst that set off the Western Desert Painting movement. The truth of this claim is in fact more complex, confounding and consequential. In this lecture, John Kean examines…
 
Lecture by John Kaldor AO; Respondent: Rebecca CoatesDescribed as ‘somewhere between a monument and an event’, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s 'Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet', at Little Bay, Sydney, in 1968–69, was an extraordinary project that had an indelible impact on public art and inspired an enduring legacy for Australian culture. 'Wrap…
 
Sydney-based collaborators Anna Breckon and Nat Randall explore the intersection of live performance, video and film in a gallery context as they deep dive into the construction and development of their major new work 'Rear view' 2018 commissioned by ACCA and The Macfarlane Fund for ACCA's exhibition 'The Theatre is Lying' (15 December 2018–24 Marc…
 
How does being a teacher affect your art practice? How can an artist successfully engage with an institution’s collection? How do we create our own opportunities and categories? What does it mean to trust your gut?For this final episode of the second series, Tai Snaith and Meredith Turnbull discuss a broad range of topics around what it means to ha…
 
What roles can social politics and social media play in driving an art practice? What role do beauty and aesthetic boundaries play in art today? How can these things interrelate?Tai Snaith and Rowan Oliver delve down the rabbit hole of creating fictions around ideas and images of self and others, creating characters and narratives to open up ideas …
 
How important is it to connect with a place that is part of your history? What are your responsibilities to make work for ‘your people’ as well as an art audience?Tai Snaith and Megan Cope discuss what it means to move back to work ‘on country’ as a contemporary Indigenous artist. They unpack the complexities of relating to a place and its people, …
 
What does it mean to make artwork with a social consciousness? How do we represent our politics through what we wear?Tai Snaith and Kate Just discuss the way that clothes, like skin, can carry a multitude of meanings, stories and histories to make up who we are. Kate talks about using other artists’ clothes as the palette or starting point for cons…
 
This event formed the public outcome of ACCA’s new writing program, Writing in the Expanded Field, alongside ACCA's exhibition Eva Rothschild: Kosmos (2018). In this public forum, writers, artists and performers who took part in the writing program, share results of the writing workshops and reflect on the future of art writing, criticism and publi…
 
In a few years time, there will be more dead people than living people on Facebook. This lecture by Professor Larissa Hjorth explores how social media affects how we think about life, death, afterlife and the everyday. Hjorth considers the role of social media in art practice to consider how emotional and social playbour is presenting new forms of …
 
How can we make traces of suffering into visual poetry? How do we map emotional data?Tai Snaith and Stanislava Pinchuk talk about the different ways we can make our art practice meaningful to our lives, and the lives of others. They discuss how Stan has managed to include travel, meeting people, tattooing and even beekeeping as integral parts of he…
 
How might an artwork be part of the language of interiors or functional design? How important is understanding scale and process?Tai Snaith and Esther Stewart go deep into process during this conversation. They discuss Esther’s studio process and what it means to adopt a more design-based practice and apply it to painting. Esther outlines the diffe…
 
This discussion focuses on the intersection of form, space and movement in contemporary practice, alongside ACCA’s exhibition 'Eva Rothschild: Kosmos' (2018).Speakers include multidisciplinary practitioners working across art, architecture, design, choreography and theory. Together they will consider the social potential of sculpture, the idea of d…
 
How does architecture shape identity? How do artists, architects, power-brokers, nation-states, immigrants and insurgents make and mark territory?In this lecture, artist Eugenia Lim explores the space between the personal and the geopolitical, selfhood and sovereignty. Lim draws from her research, archives and experiences to navigate a subjective j…
 
Gabrielle de Vietri is an Australian-based artist with a concept-driven, socially-engaged collaborative practice. Her work has taken the form of pedagogical systems, community events, interactive public performances, documents, invented languages, fictional historical insertions, lectures and gardens.In this lecture, Gabrielle de Vietri disobedienc…
 
How important is it to make yourself and others visible? What can a photograph achieve, and what is the power of the photographer?Tai Snaith and Atong Atem discuss all the different aspects of Atong’s identity and how making sense of them informs her artwork. Atong explains what it is like to grow up ‘between cultures’ as a South Sudanese person in…
 
Can we maintain a lightness of being using heavy materials? What is the role of a public artist and how is this changing?In this spirited conversation, Tai Snaith and Sanné Mestrom discuss what it means to be a self-made woman interested in the relationship between the lived world and the perceived world.They talk about depicting women with ‘gravit…
 
What is Conceptual Art? How can we do away with Visual Litter? Tai Snaith and Agatha Gothe-Snape talk about the practice of deep thinking and the process of taking ideas apart. They discuss the fine balance of keeping all the parts of the ‘plait’ of one’s life even and neatly braided, and what it means to follow a series of decisions to consciously…
 
How can mockery and humour be used as a tool for survival? How do you write yourself into a history that has always favoured men? In this conversation Tai Snaith and Paola Balla go on a raucous storytelling romp through Paola’s vibrant past, recounting her ‘triple-whammy of Otherness’ as a young Wemba Wemba/Gunditjmara woman, with an Italian dad an…
 
Is a painting like a poem? How do we make our own rules when we are painting?In this conversation Tai Snaith and Laura Skerlj discuss their migrant roots in Australia and how this affects the ethics of how they live and work. Laura shares her secret practice of writing ‘tragic poems’ and how these are slowly creeping into her paintings. They share …
 
How can we share an experience without using words? What is it like to feel the push and pull of presence and hiding?Tai Snaith and Archie Barry chat honestly about what role identity plays in Archie’s practice and how they are interested in expressing that identity in a non-visual way. They discuss the beautiful and sometimes frustrating ‘slipperi…
 
How can we make Culture rather than Art? Is the sky a black velvet blanket?Tai Snaith's podcast series returns with 13 more conversations with mid-career and emerging women and non-binary artists whom she admires. In episode one, Tai and Lucreccia Quintanilla discuss how having a punk attitude and how not necessarily wanting to fit in can be a good…
 
This forum considers the role of the curator in relation to Indigenous artists and communities, and address some of the challenges and recent trends in curating Indigenous art today, as well as what the future might look like for Indigenous art and curatorial practice in Australia and internationally.Convened by Hannah Presley, Curator, Australian …
 
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