We are thrilled to have two international artists and cultural commentators Ed Morris and Mel Evans with us next week for free public keynote lectures:
ED MORRIS (USA) AVOWING THE POLITICAL: ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Artist and co-founder of The Canary Project Edward Morris will discuss the diverse ways in which artists can contribute to social movements to address climate change. One half of the artist duo Sayler/Morris, Edward will draw on his own work creating and producing myriad projects – from the directly activist Green Patriot Posters to contemplative museum exhibitions – and also upon the work of other artists.
Mon 1 May, 6.30-8pm
The Carillo Gantner Theatre
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University of Melbourne
Liberate Tate, Human Cost (Tate Britain, 2011), (c) Amy Scaife
Mel Evans (UK) draws upon her extensive work and research about art and its relationship to corporate sponsorship in Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts. Evans is a member of Liberate Tate, an art collective exploring the role of creative intervention in social change and the author Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts, in which she argues how corporate sponsorships erase unsightly environmental destruction.
Take our three minute audience survey for the chance to receive a copy of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE: THE BOOK. This beautiful hard-cover book was produced following the inaugural ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival in 2015.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 takes place and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present, & future. We also acknowledge the invaluable artistic and cultural legacy of Australia’s Indigenous peoples, who over many thousands of years have engaged with the natural world and its forces through their art, and who have been sustainable stewards of this land.