As curator of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2021, Jacob will present and discuss his curatorial work around making space for other voices. ABOUT THE SPEAKERJacob is a Samoan born Designer raised and educated in Auckland, New Zealand. With a background in Graphic Design from Auckland University of Technology and Postgrad in Multimedia Design from Swinburne University (Melbourne, Aus.), his current obsession is with the digital space and the intersections between art and design. Jacob is also a co-founder and former board member of the Blak Dot Gallery (Brunswick, Vic). Over this time Jacob worked to curate and promote the works of Pacific Artists and First Peoples artists in Australia and internationally.With many years of experience in Art Direction, studio management and design for various studios in Melbourne, ranging from advertising, publishing, motion graphics and product design and development. Jacob is currently a Senior Designer at Museums Victoria in the Exhibition and Interpretation Department.
Economythologies: MoneyLab#X will begin to navigate the iridescence of money — its symbols, systems, artefacts and technologies — as its gives rise to worlds in transition. Conveners Denise Thwaites (UC) and Nancy Mauro-Flude (RMIT) responding to the constraints of COVID-19, have designed a multisite program that will be launched by small scale events at Ainslie+Gorman Arts Centre (Canberra, ACT) and Bett Gallery (Hobart, TAS) on 5-6 November 2020 (livestreamed online), alongside a rolling exhibition program leading into 2021-2.
Participants, performances, artworks and presentations include: Megan Kelleher (RMIT), Elise Klein (ANU), Matt Scobie (University Auckland), Laurie McDonald (Ngunnawal), Kamaljit K Sangha (CSU), Tim Hollo (ANU), Declan Kuch (WSU), Deborah Cleland (ANU), Pandu Sastrowardoyo (Blockchain Zoo) Daniel Bar (Bitfwd Community Ventures), Heather Horst and Glenn Finau (WSU/UTas), Elaine Jing Zhao (UNSW), Jack Parkin (WSU), Melinda Cooper (ANU), Justin Clemens (UniMelb), Ellie Rennie (RMIT), Ceri Hann (RMIT), Kate Rich (Feral Trade/Feral MBA), Stephen Healy (WSU), Julia Drouhin (Independent artist), Vanessa Bartlett (UoM), Gaby Widgers (LIMA), Emma Bett (Bett Gallery), Melissa Delaney (ANAT), Bill Hart (Independent Artist), Kit Wise (RMIT) Linda Dement (Independent Artist), Kate Geck (RMIT), Denisa Kera (Lythopia.io), Siddharta Perez (Independent Curator), Andreas Siagian (Life Patch), Audrey Samson (fraud.la) [and more...]
To register your interest to physically attend the satellite events in Canberra or Hobart and for updates and details contact via twitter @economythology or economythologies.network.
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A series of guided soundwalks from David Chesworth.
MAPS Open Talk 2020: The power that we have...Listen up!THURSDAY 20 AUGUST1.30PM - 3PM
'The power that we have… Listen Up!' features Gina Bundle, Genevieve Grieves, and Paola Balla. In this short film series, three strong Aboriginal women reflect on and discuss their experiences of community consultation and collaboration with non-Indigenous settler educators and organisations. With extensive experience in the arts community and research practice, each woman recounts their lived experience of ‘so called’ Aboriginal consultation and collaboration and how things can go wrong. Filmed as a series of beautiful portraits with a personal flavour, these women offer generous advice on how we can engage in decolonising practices better as we come to terms with Australia’s colonial past.
This 90 minute session will be facilitated by Vicki Couzens, Jody Haines and Marnie Badham. Films created by artist, Jody Haines.
These films have been developed as part of project led by Vicki Couzens with Marnie Badham and Jody Haines: “Revisiting the Possum Skin Cloaks: Community Stories and Social Impact” funded by RMIT’s Strategic Capability Development Fund and supported by CAST research group and the School of Art.//
THURSDAY 6 AUGUST1PM – 2PM
Rimi Khan presents her research examining how the making of ‘ethical fashion’ responds to the spatial imaginaries and networks of racialised and gendered labour that define the global fashion industry. It focuses on a Bangladeshi brand, Aranya, to consider the forms of transnational sociality and community-building it produces through its design collaborations. The mobility of Aranya’s creatives working in intercultural contexts challenges reductive visions of the global and local. It highlights different scales of creativity and solidarity that offer a way to reorient creative economy literature towards inclusivity and sustainability. These findings also help to move away from Western, individualised definitions of creativity, to an understanding of creative work that is reciprocal and relational.ABOUT THE SPEAKER Dr Rimi Khan is a Lecturer in the School of Communication and Design at RMIT University Vietnam. Her research is broadly concerned with creativity, citizenship and cultural economy. Her most recent work examines creative labour and ethical fashion economies in Asia. Her book, Art in Community: The Provisional Citizen (2015, Palgrave), examines the institutional, aesthetic, and economic agendas that make communities creative, cohesive and productive.\
22.06.2020 - 25.06.2020