Join us for our inaugural HSC Visual Arts Forum and explore how the Visual Arts operates outside the classroom.
Designed for Stage 6 students in Newcastle and the Hunter, the HSC Visual Arts Forum will help students better understand the visual arts industry and provide insights into post-school pathways.
Hear from special guest and collection artist Joan Ross about her bold and experimental practice in artmaking. Her vibrant practice tackles complex themes such as colonisation, capitalism, and the environment. Ross creates works across a range of mediums, from drawing, painting, photography and sculpture to installation, video, and virtual reality.
Explore the role of the Gallery through the conceptual frameworks of the artist and the audience with Newcastle Art Gallery's Curatorial Lead, Peter Johnson.
Take a guided tour and discover all that the University of Newcastle has to offer their Creative Industries students.
Students will hear directly from educational speakers, learn about post-school options, and enjoy an opportunity to engage with their peers on a confluence of ideas.
WHEN: Friday 24 November 2023, 9:00am to 1:30pm
WHERE: University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Bookings are limited to school groups only. Register your class now.
Image: Joan ROSS BBQ this Sunday, BYO 2011 (still) digital animation, edition of 20 Purchased through the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation with the assistance of Don and Justine Osborne 2011 Newcastle Art Gallery collection
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Joan Ross is an artist whose vibrant and experimental practice tackles complex themes such as colonisation, capitalism and the environment. Joan's video works in Newcastle Art Gallery's collection reimagine paintings by convict painter and forger Joseph Lycett with fluorescent digital animations that comment on Australia's colonial history.
Peter H. Johnson
Peter H. Johnson is a curator and writer based in Newcastle, Australia. His curatorial research focuses on aesthetic and conceptual strategies of resistance, with a particular interest in online and socially engaged art practices. He is currently Curatorial Lead at Newcastle Art Gallery.
Dr Louisa Magrics
Dr. Louisa Magrics is an academic, musician and installation artist with a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has been engaged with collaborative art making practices for over a decade as a drummer, and this background in rhythm and performance has laid the foundation for a fertile exploration into visual art and installation art practices.
Dr. Magrics is currently a lecturer in Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle.
Proudly presented by Newcastle Art Gallery in partnership with the University of Newcastle.