Regional Arts Australia are excited to release the details of our Artlands Conversation Series—a curated program of critical conversations that reflect and respond to emerging trends in regional practice, providing a narrative of art as social change and the articulation of cultural identity.
The program will be contemporary, relevant and is increasingly necessary. Presented on a digital platform we hope to diversify our audience engagement through greater accessibility, continuity and connection across the many cultural landscapes of regional Australia.
Artlands has been a strategic regional art gathering for two decades. The Artlands Conversation Series heralds a new long-term approach to the delivery of this critical national event to carry a trajectory between conferences and across conversations.
Over the course of a year the Conversations Series will be held on Wednesdays approximately every six weeks:
- 2 September 2020 Navigating the Pandemic: Risk and Temptation, Drawing the Community Together featuring Lindy Hume, Kelly Drummond Cawthorn, Caroline Sharpen, and Ruth Langford and facilitated by Kath Melbourne.
- 14 October 2020 Transformative Experiences: How art and creativity can create pathways to recovery with Vanessa Keenan, Christopher Cowes, Mahony Maia Kiely and facilitated Amanda Grant.
- 25 November 2020 Connection in Times of Isolation with Alana Hunt and Kim V. Goldsmith
- 3 February 2021 Beyond the Biennale Speakers TBC
- 24 March 2021 Adapting Culture in Regional NSW a conversation with Alex Wisser facilitated by Mary Jane Warfield.
- 12 May 2021 What happens when we slow down and pay attention? with Jacqueline Scotcher, Victor Steffensen and Gareth Hart, and facilitated by Alana Hunt.
- 30 June 2021 Shaping Local Cultural Identity presented in partnership with Performing Arts Connections Australia, and featuring panellists including Felicity Green and David Lloyd, facilitated by Katherine Connor.
- 4 August 2021 Field Guiding the Erratic. with artist duo, A Published Event (Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward).