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Open Talk addresses art and design practice in the public sphere as a spatial practice and a specific way of conceptualising within urban space and thinking, as a method of interpreting and creating.
Free and open to the public every Tuesday in April 2016, 5-7pm, Open Talk aims to draw together teaching, research and practice in the field, to develop questions to form the basis of an ongoing urban dialogue and critique through ‘round table’ discussions and a forth-coming online journal forum space – art+space.
Presented by Art in Public Space, School of Art, RMIT University.
Tuesday 5 April 5–7pm
Dr Maggie McCormick: The New City: conceptualizing and mapping screen space and mind space
Georgina Humphries & Riza Manalo: Digital impacts on practice: in conversation with Maggie McCormick
Tuesday 12 April 5–7pm
Peter Elliott AM: Episodic Urbanism: a conceptual framework for RMIT campus to create a university both in and of the city.
Chris Bold: A Present Past: an artistic response to the architectural space of RMIT University
Tuesday 19 April 5–7pm
Roger Nelson: Mapping time in Southeast Asian cities
Clare McCracken: Dialogue though making: participatory practice in our region
Tuesday 26 April 5–7pm
Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert: Locally made in China, globally distributed: contemporary Chinese art and spatial practices
Dr Maggie McCormick is a practicing artist, curator and academic who has exhibited, curated and undertaken research projects, presentations and publications in Australia, Europe and Asia and forthcoming in South America. She is head of Art in Public Space at the School of Art, RMIT University.
Georgina Humphries is a public artist living and working in Melbourne, weaving a wide range of handmade techniques into temporary installations, live art set design, time-lapse video art and traditional sculpture.
Riza Manalo is a Melbourne-based artist. Born in Manila, Philippines. She creates work that spans public performance, sound, video and installation.
Peter Elliott AM is a Melbourne architect and urban designer and an Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University.
Chris Bold is an artist, teacher and technician at RMIT University who studied Fine Art (Sculpture) and has a Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) from RMIT University.
Roger Nelson is an art historian and independent curator based in Phnom Penh, and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne researching discourses of the “modern” and “contemporary” in Cambodian arts and culture from 1955-2015, taking both art historical and trans-disciplinary perspectives.
Clare McCracken is a mixed-media artist and PhD candidate at RMIT University, and recipient of the prestigious Vice Chancellors scholarship, researching methodologies of participatory art in the age of hyper mobility.
Dr Tammy Wong Hulbert is an artist, curator, and academic at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University.
Getting thereVenue: RMIT Building 50,11–15 Orr St, Carlton
Walking from Orr Street, catch a tram at the intersection of Queensbury and Swanston Streets. Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area. No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.