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Curtin University of Technology
John Curtin Gallery

Public Progam 2012

Public Lectures, Forums and
Artist Floor Talks

Listen to recorded talks here.


2 November - 14 December


Sunday 18 November
meet the artists

Artists from SoDA12 and Midway will present short talks, exploring the idea of the 'multiple' and how it relates to their work within the exhibition as well as their current practices. Each artist will speak for 5-10 mins, followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Participating artists:
SoDA12: Jan Andruszkiewicz, Sheridan Coleman, Ben Crappsley and Shayne O'Donnell
: Bell Harding, Dannielle McGrath and Alina Tang

refreshments will be provided so please RSVP by Friday 16 November - or 92664155

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The World is Everything That is the Case & Magnesium Light: Dennis Del Favero
1 June - 5 August 2012


Forum - experimental new media
Friday 1 June, BankWest Theatre, John Curtin Gallery


Focusing on the works and ideas presented in these two exhibitions, the speakers will discuss the curatorial premise and how experimental new media presents opportunities for global interaction and expression.
Speakers include: Paul Thomas, Vince Dziekan, Mark Cypher, Karen Casey and Nigel Helyer.

Refreshments provided. Please RSVP-



FutureGen 2012

17 March - 11 May 2012

This will be the premiere of an exciting new project under the direction of FotoFreo’s founder Bob Hewitt. FutureGen will profile the best emerging photo-media talent from around Australia - the best of the ‘future generation’ of Australian photographers, together with the best emerging talent from China where a similar programme is being undertaken. From the Australian photographers involved, six bodies of work, selected by internationally renowned curator Sam Stourdze, Director of the prestigous Musee de L’Elysee in Switzerland, will be exhibited in September 2012 at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China.


Tuesday 20 March, 3:30pm.
Eminent curator Sam Stourdze, Director, Musee de l'Elysee, Switzerland and Cui Jun, curator from the Pingyao International Photographic Festival will discuss the FutureGen 2012 project.



U-Ram Choe

3 February - 3 March 2012
In his first solo exhibition in Australia U-ram Choe from Korea presents his extraordinary kinetic sculptures, charting a path between art, science and cybernetics. Finely engineered steel and electronics are assembled into captivating forms reminiscent of otherworldly flora and fauna. Taking his vision and art into a virtual realm he frequently identifies and categorises his sculptures with a fabricated narrative of species and habitat, inviting the audience to imagine the evolution of life forms into the future through his commanding art.


Friday 3 February, 12:30pm
Artist U-Ram Choe in Discussion with Chris Malcolm, Director John Curtin Gallery

Wednesday 15 February, 12:30pm
Margaret Moore, Manager, Visual Arts, Perth International Arts Festival, will respond to the works on show.


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