Reading Oceania
Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

Reading Oceania

Where: Level G, Theatrette

Reading Oceania is a group that meets regularly to discuss texts inspired by Pacific or Oceanic Cosmology. This gathering will feature international guests Latai Taumoepeau and Jochen Roller appearing via live video link.

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Mark Titmarsh book launch: Expanded Painting: Ontological Aesthetics and the Essence of Colour
Oct
15
3:30 PM15:30

Mark Titmarsh book launch: Expanded Painting: Ontological Aesthetics and the Essence of Colour

Where: Level G, Ideas Platform

The relevance of painting has been questioned many times over the last century, by the arrival of photography, installation art and digital technologies. But rather than accept the death of painting, Mark Titmarsh traces a paradoxical interface between this art form and its opposing forces to define a new practice known as 'expanded painting', giving the term historical context, theoretical structure and an important place in contemporary practice. 

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un Magazine Launch
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

un Magazine Launch

Where: Level G, Theatrette

Celebrate the launch of un Magazine 11.2: Laugh now, cry later with a talk by Guest Editor David Capra. Sub-Edited by Amelia Winata, 11.2 features over 25 writers and practitioners exploring the intersection of humour and art, and the notion of frivolity in artistic practice.

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Marcus Gillezeau: The Gunnery research
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

Marcus Gillezeau: The Gunnery research

Where: Level G, Ideas Platform

Award-winning filmmaker Marcus Gillezeau is researching a new documentary focusing on The Gunnery between 1985–91 when it was an artist-run collective. Gillezeau was part of the artistic cohort squatting in the building at the time and is now seeking archival material from the period including photos, video, artworks, posters and stories. If you have any material or stories you can share, come and meet Marcus during VOLUME 2017.

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FBi Live Broadcast
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

FBi Live Broadcast

Where: Level G, Theatrette

Canvas: Art & Ideas on FBi Radio 94.5FMwill present their weekly program live from VOLUME 2017, with international guestsFreek Lomme of Onomatopee and Parker Bruce of Badlands Unlimited; Athena X of The Real Housewives of Sydney with Giselle Stanborough; and Malcolm Whittaker with Sarah Rodigari.

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Queerstories: VOLUME 2017
Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

Queerstories: VOLUME 2017

Where: Level 2, Seminar Room

A special VOLUME 2017 edition of the popular monthly event Queerstories, with artists and performers Nell, George Tillianakis, KoCo Carey, writer Allison Gallagher and sex worker Tilly Lawless. Presented in association with writer and performer Maeve Marsden. Please note this is an unticketed event with limited seating. 

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Nell book signing: The Wake
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Nell book signing: The Wake

Where: Level G, Ideas Platform

The Wake is a gathering of spirits, relatives, friends and lovers. Culminating in the form of objects, the artist Nell explores binary opposites: life and death, happiness and sadness, light and dark. From its inclusion in the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, to its display at the Shepparton Art Museum in Victoria, The Wake now also exists in this first book on Nell's practice. Published by STATION, this monograph includes words by Julie Ewington and images of the 41 works that make up The Wake.

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Ken Kagami: Portrait Session 
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Ken Kagami: Portrait Session 

Where: Level G, Ideas Platform

Portrait Session is a performance in which Japanese artist Ken Kagami attempts the complicated task of creating work that is straightforwardly funny. Viewers are actively invited to participate by sitting for a free portrait drawn by the artist, which will imaginatively consider certain discreet parts of the sitter's body (unlike the traditional artist’s model, it will not be necessary for participants to undress).

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Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time, book launch with Bianca Hester
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time, book launch with Bianca Hester

Where: Level G, Ideas Platform

Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time was published on the occasion of the first major museum exhibition by Open Spatial Workshop (comprising artists Terri Bird, Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell). The publication will be launched by contributor Matt Poll, Curator, Indigenous Heritage and Repatriation Project, Macleay Museum, University of Sydney.

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Éditions book signing: Form Supplement with photographer Traianos Pakioufakis
Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

Éditions book signing: Form Supplement with photographer Traianos Pakioufakis

Where: Level G, Ideas Platform

Éditions curates contemporary art and publishing by collaborating with artists to release collections of limited works. Éditions aims to bring their discerning collectors works from emerging and established artists in the form of new and unreleased editions, including multiples, one of a kinds, books and special editions.

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Interlude Gallery Symposium
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Interlude Gallery Symposium

Where: Level G, Theatrette

Interlude Gallery, Sydney, will be presenting the first in a series of nomadic symposiums, featuring the rotating contributors from their Interlude Writers Program. The symposium will be exploring ‘The act of writing’, opening discussion through live performances and readings by Stephanie Cobon, Carla Uriarte, Jenny Alaca, Harriet Maclnerney and Molly Morphew. 

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Vanessa Berry: Mirror Sydney
Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

Vanessa Berry: Mirror Sydney

Where: Level G, Theatrette

In her delicately wrought essays and hand-drawn maps, Vanessa Berry describes her encounters with unusual, forgotten or abandoned places in the city in which she was born and raised, using their details to open up repositories of significance, and to create an alternative city, a Mirror Sydney, illuminated by memory and imagination.

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NAVA Book Club
Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

NAVA Book Club

Where: Level G, Ideas Platform

What actions do we need to take to ensure Indigenous artists’ rights are protected? How do critical Indigenous methodologies change the ways we work?  Drop in to NAVA and read, chat and participate in a Book Club. This is your chance to discuss everything from fake art, copyright, cultural protocols and future methodologies for artists. 

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A Published Event: Justy Phillips reading Lost Rocks (2017–21)
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

A Published Event: Justy Phillips reading Lost Rocks (2017–21)

Where: Level G, Ideas Platform

Lost Rocks (2017–21) is an ambitious, slow-publishing artwork – a library of forty books, four books published twice yearly for the next five years. Forty single traces, ten dynamic seams, or one spectacular forty-rock Lost Rocks Library. Brought to life by Australian artists Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward (A Published Event) and composed by forty contemporary artists from around the world, Lost Rocks is an accumulative event of mineralogical, metaphysical and metallurgical telling.

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Studio A: Greg Sindel and Leigh Rigozzi
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Studio A: Greg Sindel and Leigh Rigozzi

Where: Level G, Theatrette

A visual reading from Sindel’s comic book adaptation of Moby Dick. Sindel has developed his storytelling craft since childhood, overcoming considerable learning difficulties to develop into a fluent wordsmith and illustrator. He is mentored by artist Leigh Rigozzi and has collaborated with arts organisations Erth and Curiousworks.

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