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Public Progam 2016

Public Lectures, Forums, Events and Artist Floor Talks

Listen to recorded talks and videos here.

 

William Kentridge – Soho Eckstein Sreening
4 December 2016

PVI Collective and Gregory Pryor – Artist floor talk
30 November 2016

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Jacqueline Ball – Artist floor talk
16 November 2016

Dr Nonja Peters: Human legacy from Dutch VOC shipwreck survivors
26 October 2016

Screening: The Healing of Bali / Presentation: Sarah Darling
23 October 2016

Arvi Wattel – Dutch Anarchy: Breaking Images, Breaking Rules
19 October 2016

Mark Briskey – Calamity and Cooperation - Remembering the 2002
12 October 2016

John Mateer – Invisible Genres Curator
28 September 2016

Yokai Healing our Spirit, with Jim Morrison
16 August 2016

Director's Walk Through with Chris Malcolm
17 August 2016

Rhythmos Choir responds to the Assemblage exhibition
26 July

Janis Nedela, ASSEMBLAGE Artist Floor Talk
27 July 2016

Curatorial Floor Talk, with ASSEMBLAGE curator Lia McKnight
20 July 2016

Memories of Bella: The Life and Art of Bella Kelly
13 July

LEGO® WORKSHOPS
7 and 14 July

SCREENING: Soul Power
24 April

SCREENING: Thrashin’
27 April & 1 May

School Holiday Skateboarding Workshops
13 and 20 April

SCREENING: Dogtown and Z Boys
13 & 17 April

SCREENING: Thrashin’
20 April

FLOOR TALK: Capturing the Event – Robert Marshall, Curtin’s Department of Film and Television
12 April

SCREENING: The Lords of Dogtown
6 & 10 April

The Independence Cha-Cha, King Don João to Leopold, and Mobutu to Höller in 40 minutes - Dr Max de Vietri
30 March

JON TARRY – FREE ARTISTS TALK @ The John Curtin Gallery
9 March

BREAKDANCING - ZOU ROCK
24 February

SKATE DEMO - SKATE SCULPTURE
25 February

BEATBOXING - SAMWISE
26 February

Jon Tarry and Esther Maria, Artists Talk and Performance
17 February

Shaun Gladwell, Artist Talk
11 February

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William Kentridge Soho Eckstein
Screening
Sunday 4 December 2pm

Complementing Kentridge’s works on show as part of Invisible Genres, the screening will feature 6 films from his Drawings for Projection series, created between 1989 and 1996 which have been loaned from the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Johannesburg 2nd greatest city after Paris
Mine
Monument
Sobriety, obesity and growing old
Felix in exile
History of the main complaint

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PVI Collective and Gregory Pryor
Artist floor talk
Wednesday 30 November 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Come and join renowned Australian artists, the interventionist PVI Collective and painter Gregory Pryor in conversation.
For a light hearted, engaging exploration of each other’s current practice, the artists will interview each the other to find commonalities in their work, particularly in relation to the Invisible Genres exhibition.

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Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Jacqueline Ball
Artist floor talk
Wednesday 16 November 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Join renowned Western Australian artists Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Jacqueline Ball as they explore the curatorial premise in relation to their work in "Invisible Genres" as well as their current art practice.

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (b. 1977) is a West Australian artist whose practice explores the different ways that memory can inhabit and emerge from familial space. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, Abdullah draws on passages of personal history, articulating formative experiences of individual identity within the broader scope of family.

Jacqueline Ball is an emerging artist whose distinctive photographs have recently been acquired by the Art Gallery of WA and Artbank. She studied at Curtin University, graduating with First Class Honours in 2009 and went on to complete her Masters of Fine Art at RMIT University last year.

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Dr Nonja Peters
Human legacy from Dutch VOC shipwreck survivors.
Wednesday 26 October 12:30 – 1:30pm

Dr Nonja Peters, Senior Lecturer, Humanities and Research and Graduate Studies at Curtin University discusses the Human Legacy from Dutch VOC shipwreck survivors.

Many of the trading ships from the Dutch East India Company, which dominated the spice trade in the 16th and 17th centuries, came to grief on our treacherous, isolated coast line. Shipwrecks, marooned survivors and mutiny feature in many of our coastal legends.

In her lunchtime floor talk, researcher Dr Nonja Peters will explore theories as to the fate of the 200 plus survivors of Dutch East India Company VOC ships Batavia (1629), Vergulde Draak (Gilt Dragon) (1656), Zuytdorp (Zuiddorp) (1712) and the Zeewijk (1627) wrecked off the WA coast.


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The Healing of Bali
Film Screening and presentation by Sara Darling
Sunday 23 October 2pm – 4pm

The Healing of Bali - a film about the 2002 Bali bombings and healing through cross-cultural understanding and tolerance.

Sara Darling co-produced The Healing of Bali, with her late husband, ethnographic documentary filmmaker John Darling, who was also the director. They lived, filmed and edited the film in Bali for 12 months after the Bali bombings in 2002, and it was screened on SBS a year later on 12 October 2003, to commemorate the anniversary.

Held in the Bankwest Theatre, Building 200A and after in the John Curtin Gallery.

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Assoc. Prof Arvi Wattel
Dutch Anarchy: Breaking Images, Breaking Rules
Wednesday 19 October 12:30 – 1:30pm

From the religious debate on the use of images and the intermittent breaking of images in bouts of iconoclasm, there emerged not only a new Dutch identity, but also a new visual culture at the end of the sixteenth century. Dutch artists continued revolting against established rules well into the Dutch Golden Age, mocking the conventions of traditional history painting and claiming their place in the canon with genres that until then had not been considered worthy of admiration. This talk will explore Dutch seventeenth-century transgressions by painters of landscape, still life and genre scenes.

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Dr Mark Briskey
Calamity and Cooperation - Remembering the 2002 Bali Bombings
Wednesday 12 October 12:30 – 1:30pm

Dr Briskey is a Curtin University Senior Lecturer within the Department of Social Sciences and Security Studies who specialises in globalised terrorism and counter-terrorism matters. Dr Briskey was living in Bali at the time of the 2002 Bali bombing.

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John Mateer
Curatorial Floor talk with Invisible Genres curator
Wednesday 28 September 12:30pm – 1:30pm

John Mateer is a writer and curator. His projects prior to Invisible Genres were an investigation of the history of the Cocos-Malays, and the major show In Confidence: Reorientations in Recent Art for PICA. He has given talks on his curatorial projects at the Art History Institute in Lisbon, the University of Vienna and the School of African and Oriental Studies, London.

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Yokai Healing our Spirit, with Jim Morrison
Tuesday 16 August 2016, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Staff are invited to hear Noongar man Jim Morrison, Co-Convenor of the Bringing them Home Committee and long-time advocate for Stolen Generations people and their families.

Jim will speak at the John Curtin Gallery about what Stolen Generations people are striving for in the South West of Western Australia, and the challenges ahead.

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Director's Walk Through with Chris Malcolm
Wednesday 17 August 2016, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Join John Curtin Gallery Director Chris Malcolm as he discusses the Bella Kelly Retrospective exhibition which continues its popular run through to 21 August.

This is a great opportunity to gain insight into the life and art of this revered Noongar artist and her significant influence on generations of artists to follow. This exhibition celebrates her creative passion, resourcefulness and resilience through an era of immense hardship and change.

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Rhythmos Choir responds to the Assemblage exhibition
Tuesday 26 July, 12:30PM - 1PM

Rhythmos Choir presents a brief performance of a cappella choral music in response to the “Assemblage” exhibition.
The performance will feature an “assemblage” of music from a range of genres including pop, folk and musical theatre, and from all around the world.

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Janis Nedela, ASSEMBLAGE Artist Floor Talk
Wednesday 27 July 2016, 12:30 – 1:30pm

This floor talk promises to give a rare insight into the practice of one of Western Australia's most interesting contemporary artists.
Janis Nedela is a renowned Western Australian artist who features in ASSEMBLAGE, John Curtin Gallery's current exhibition which showcases works from the Curtin University Art Collection. Janis will give a floor talk that encompasses several aspects of his practice, from the highly detailed coding of his artist books such as "Codex" and "Stigmata", his series of witty and often humourous Rose Portraits, which are also featured in ASSEMBLAGE, and his many and varied approaches to the vastly different aspects of his practice.

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Curatorial Floor Talk
With ASSEMBLAGE curator Lia McKnight
Wednesday 20 July 2016, 12:30 – 1:30pm


Join Lia McKnight for an insightful walking tour of the ASSEMBLAGE exhibition and learn the fascinating backgrounds of some of the Curtin University Art Collection's most fragile and experimental art works.

RSVP to gallery@curtin.edu.au

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Please join us for a very special Public Program event as part of the Bella Kelly Retrospective exhibition

Memories of Bella
The Life and Art of Bella Kelly
Wednesday 13 July 2016

12:30 – 1:30pm
Join host Marion Kickett, Director Centre for Aboriginal Studies, in conversation with Bella’s daughters Cheryl and Caroline Narkle, Bella Kelly collector and author Tony Davis and Curator of the Bella Kelly Retrospective, Annette Davis as they share their memories and anecdotes of revered artist Bella Kelly, from her early years and practice to her influence on contemporary Noongar art.

1:30 – 2:30pm
Curator Annette Davis, from the Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, will lead an exclusive gallery tour and discuss the Bella Kelly Retrospective exhibition, the works in show and the stories behind them as well as Bella’s significance in terms of the distinctive Carrolup style.

1:30pm Onwards - Interactive Cultural Discovery Sessions in the Atrium

- The Oral Histories of Carrolup Project team will be available to record personal stories about Carrolup and the child artists.

- Explore family histories through the State Library’s Storylines database which will be accessible in the Gallery Atrium.

- The UWA and Curtin University Noongarpedia team will run a ‘wikibomb’ session. Join in and learn how to create articles and edits honouring Noongar katitjin and waangkiny on the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wikipedia site.

- South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council Research staff will be present to provide family trees or family history information to Noongar community members.

RSVP to gallery@curtin.edu.au

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS@JCG
LEGO® WORKSHOPS
Thursday 7 and Thursday 14 July, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Looking to keep your kids occupied during the July School Holidays?
ONLY $15 per WORKSHOP!
Places Limited, Book Now!!

JCG School Holiday Workshops are a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their school holiday break! Children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed models, play games and explore the worlds of engineering and architecture.

WORKSHOP 1
Experience the world of MineCraft® with LEGO® bricks in this creative workshop!
Kids will begin by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using traditional bricks and mosaic builds.
Kids will face new challenges building motorised BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models and crafting key elements from the MineCraft® game.
BOOK WORKSHOP 1 - Thursday 7 July 1:30pm to 3:30pm

WORKSHOP 2
Calling all Master Builders – it’s time to create a new LEGO® City!
We have tons of bricks, but need a team of young engineers and their imaginations to create our massive metropolis. Kids will be engaged in building a complete LEGO® city, building and racing custom built cars, as well as completing mosaic builds and motorised BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models!
BOOK WORKSHOP 2 - Thursday 14 July 1:30pm to 3:30pm


Afternoon tea will be included in the minimal fee of $15 per child. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 30 participants at each class and open to the children of Curtin Bentley staff and students. Register now to secure your place. Cancellation fees apply.

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LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse these programs.

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EVENTS@JCG: April & May 2016
PUBLIC PROGRAM, as part of the Town of Victoria Park 2016 Arts Season

 

Pull up a bean bag and enjoy our FREE CULT CLASSICS skate movie screenings every Wednesday and Sunday throughout April at the John Curtin Gallery.



SCREENING: 24 April Soul Power
Sunday 2:00pm

Rated PG
Synopsis: In 1974, the most celebrated American R&B acts of the time together with the most renowned musical groups in Africa for a 12 hour three night long concert held in Kinshasha, Zaire. The musical festival also featured the Rumble in the Jungle epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Soul Power provides todays audience the opportunity to experience this historial musical event in all of its magnificent filmed glory.

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SCREENING: 27 April & 1 May: Thrashin’
Wednesday 12:30pm & Sunday 2:00pm

Rated PG
Synopsis LA’s rival skateboarders, the laid back Ramp Locals and the punk rock Daggers go to war for skateboard supremacy in the action packed drama.

 

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Image: Shaun Gladwell, Self Portrait Spinning and Falling (Paris), (2015), Single–channel HD video 16:9 , colour, silent, duration 11:00 minutes

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School Holiday Skateboarding Workshops - Wednesdays 13 and 20 April

Looking to keep your kids occupied during the April School Holidays? Why not bring them to work? The John Curtin Gallery will be holding two, two-hour skateboarding workshops for kids of all ages and skill levels during the Holidays as part of its exciting series of public program events. Hosted by the team at Skate Sculpture, the workshops involve general development of skills with experienced instructors. Extra skateboards and protective gear will be provided for anyone that does not already have them. .

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 13 and 20 April 10.00am to 12.00pm
Lunch will be included in the minimal fee of $10 per child
John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

BOOK HERE Wednesday 20 April

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SCREENING: 13 & 17 April Dogtown and Z Boys
Wednesday 12:30pm & Sunday 2:00pm

Rated M
Synopsis: "Dogtown and Z-Boys," directed and co-written by skateboard legend-turned-filmmaker Stacy Peralta, is the story of a group of accidental revolutionaries, gifted kids who inadvertently changed the world by doing what came naturally. It is also a unique documentary event: a ground-level, eyewitness account of the birth of an organic American pop culture phenomenon. Narrated by Sean Penn and featuring historic skating footage, a blistering rock soundtrack and interviews.

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SCREENING: 20 April Thrashin’
Wednesday 12:30pm

Rated PG
Synopsis LA’s rival skateboarders, the laid back Ramp Locals and the punk rock Daggers go to war for skateboard supremacy in the action packed drama.

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FLOOR TALK: Tuesday 12 April 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Capturing the Event – Robert Marshall, Curtin’s Department of Film and Television

Robert Marshall is a Clinical Professional Fellow in Curtin’s Department of Film and Television, with the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts. In the context of Fara Fara, Robert will explore the video documentation of the live event, a relatively new genre which enables access to performance and theatre by remote audiences.

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SCREENING: 6 & 10 April The Lords of Dogtown
Wednesday 12:30pm & Sunday 2:00pm

Rated M
Synopsis: A drought in 1970s Southern California has an unexpected side effect: as people empty their swimming pools, a group of teen surfers from the Dogtown area of Venice Beach move in with skateboards, and a new sport is born. Based on a true story, this film follows "Z-Boys" skate team members Stacy Peralta (John Robinson), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk) and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch), plus manager Skip Engblom (Heath Ledger), as their fearless "pool surfing" leads to fame, fortune -- and misfortune.

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Wednesday 30 March 12:30pm – 1:30pm
The Independence Cha-Cha, King Don João to Leopold, and Mobutu to Höller in 40 minutes - Dr Max de Vietri

Dr de Vietri will discuss the discovery of the Congo region by the Portuguese in 1482 which led to the establishment of the Zaire and Mobutu’s influence on musical development and his use of music as a political tool. This will lead the audience to understand Höller’s dual way of viewing things Congolese and Congolese politics.
Dr de Vietri has a master in International Relations and a Doctorate in Social Sciences and International Affairs at Curtin. He currently heads a socio-political advisory group which assists in the partnership of “foreign” economic entities and African governments for the mutual benefit of foreign investors and the African people and through the development of the rich resources of their continent.

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Image: Jon Tarry, Dark Mirror White Noise, (2015), immersive sculptural, drawing installation, digital projection, sound, performance, duration 11:00 minutes

Wednesday 9 March 12:30pm – 1:30pm
JON TARRY – FREE ARTISTS TALK @ The John Curtin Gallery

Australian artist Jon Tarry will discuss his current art practice and his work Dark Mirror White Noise which is part of the 2016 Perth International Arts Festival.
Tarry creates art as a way of testing ideas about the prosaic, political and poetic, in the form of sculpture, drawing, film and sound.

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John Curtin Gallery in association with Park’d is pleased to announce its ongoing series of floor talks and community based activities as part of its free Public Program for 2016.

Wednesday 24 Feb, 11am - 1pm
BREAKDANCING - ZOU ROCK

BBoy crew Zou Rock will demo the dance style that has shaped street dancing around the world.

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Thursday 25 Feb, 11am - 1pm
SKATE DEMO - SKATE SCULPTURE

Temporary skate park for pro skaters to demo their skating skills at Curtin University.

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Friday 26 Feb, 11am - 1pm
BEATBOXING - SAMWISE

DJ Samwise will host a vocal looping, rapping and beatboxing session.

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Jon Tarry and Esther Maria
Artists Talk and Performance
Wednesday 17 February 12:30 – 1:30pm

Multi-disciplinary artist Jon Tarry and Danish vocaliser and songwriter Esther Maria talk about Dark Mirror White Noise. This multi-faceted project spans both Tarry’s immersive installation at the John Curtin Gallery and their collaborative performance at the Chevron Festival Gardens on Monday 22 February.

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Shaun Gladwell
Artist Talk
Thursday 11 February 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Artist Shaun Gladwell will discuss his latest video work Self Portrait, Spinning and Falling in Paris, 2016.

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Image: Shaun Gladwell, Self Portrait Spinning and Falling (Paris), (2015), Single–channel HD video 16:9 , colour, silent, duration 11:00 minutes

Opening 6.30pm, Wednesday 10 February, 2016

FACE TO FACE
Shaun Gladwell, Carsten Höller and Jon Tarry

A Perth International Arts Festival event supported by Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts.


MULTI-FACETED WORKS BY THREE DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS.

Face to Face juxtaposes multi-faceted works by three distinguished artists: Shaun Gladwell (Australia) Carsten Höller (Belgium) and Jon Tarry (Australia). It is the first time Höller has exhibited work in Western Australia, and it also premieres new work from Gladwell and Tarry. In dedicated gallery spaces the work of each artist provides a dialogue between sound, image and the viewer. Featuring film shot in diverse situations in the Congo, Paris and Perth, the artists unravel the intoxicating power of performance be it solitary or to a mass crowd, competitively or in private.

Face to Face is a mesmerising experience where the intensity of three distinct works is amplified by their engagement with each other and their enticement to share in their energy.

RSVP to gallery@curtin.edu.au or phone 9266 4155.

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