|La Trobe Art Institute, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550|
Author and academic, Dr Jacqueline Millner will join Bendigo Art Gallery curator Clare Needham, in a conversation exploring the relationships between feminism, contemporary artmaking and curating.
Through the example of SOUL fury, they’ll discuss how contemporary female artists are testing received truths, foregrounding alternative stories, and exploring different ways of being and seeing.
This program has been developed in partnership with La Trobe Art Institute, La Trobe University’s centre for contemporary art, curatorial practice and cultural collections. The event is part of La Trobe’s accredited program ‘Exhibiting Culture’ a gallery-based subject designed to deepen learning across a range of arts disciplines and creative practices.
About the Speakers:
Dr Jacqueline Millner is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at La Trobe University who completed studies in law, political science and visual arts before consolidating a career as an arts writer and academic specialising in the history and theory of contemporary art. She has published widely on contemporary Australian and international art in key anthologies, journals and catalogues of national and international institutions.
Clare Needham has been a curator at Bendigo Art Gallery since 2012 leading the development and delivery of exhibitions from the historical to the contemporary. Throughout her career, Clare has worked collaboratively with Australian and international artists, fellow curators, cultural collections and diverse community groups to realise many large and small-scale exhibitions, socially-engaged projects, public programs and commissions. Most recently, Clare collaborated with independent curator and scholar Nur Shkembi on the Bendigo Art Gallery exhibition SOUL fury.
Full image credit:
Shadi Ghadirian, Untitled (from the Ghajar series) (detail) 2000, printed 2007, silver bromide print on paper. Purchased 2007. The Queensland Government's Gallery of Modern Art Acquistions Fund. Collection Queensland Art Gallery. Gallery of Modern Art. Photograph: QAGOMA. Courtesy: The artist