Artists and curator ‘in conversation’ sessions in the Main Gallery. In these sessions, artists will talk about their work in relation to the Material Flow exhibition and the broader topics associated with it. These are informal discussions encouraging dialogue on museum artefacts, cultural heritage and the contribution to contemporary art practices.
‘Responding to material histories’: Sunday 15th September 2-4pm
Responding to cloth with textiles Heidi Flaxman & Sian Lester: Exploring depths in/on surface: Christine Felce, Susan Kester and The postcolonial turn: Victoria Burgher, also Anna Cady – all in conversation with curator Patricia Brien.
‘Futuring material histories’: Sunday 22nd September 2-4pm
Material currencies: Bridget Kennedy & Mair Hughes with Capturing an essence: Tara Downs & Bart Sabel.
Interactive session:Tree stories with Patricia Brien: Visitors may like to bring along a sketch or photo, or description of your favourite tree and share your thoughts / observations / feelings about it. How do we acknowledge nonhuman co-workers through the arts?