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2016: Events and Public Progam

 

September / October Public Program

28 September: John Mateer – Invisible Genres Curator
12 October: Mark Briskey – Calamity and Cooperation - Remembering the 2002
19 October: Arvi Wattel – Dutch Anarchy: Breaking Images, Breaking Rules
23 October: Screening: The Healing of Bali / Presentation: Sarah Darling
26 October: Dr Nonja Peters: Human legacy from Dutch VOC shipwreck survivors.

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


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

Check the Gallery website and facebook for floor talk details.

 

 

 

 


Past Events and Public Progam

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

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

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

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

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

Memories of Bella: The Life and Art of Bella Kelly
Wednesday 13 July, 12:30pm onwards

LEGO® WORKSHOPS
Thursday 7 and Thursday 14 July, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

 


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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 


 


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

 


 

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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