Art, Labor and Working Life is an exhibition about labour, working life and artistic practice being held at iconic Melbourne venue, the Mission to Seafarers.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday, 1st May to coincide with International May Day – a day for reflecting on the conditions of workers worldwide. We are told that work is on the brink of becoming immaterial. The information age, the knowledge economy, the third industrial revolution conspire in this. But for every job in a rich economy involving computer work, desk time and intellectual effort, a worker elsewhere is labouring for minimal pay just to survive.
CAST OUT LOUD: Art, Labor and Working Life draws together a panel of artists and arts workers to discuss the nature of the artwork, its precarity, paradoxes and complicities.
This event accompanies the exhibition THE WORK OF ART: AN EXHIBITION OF ART, LABOUR AND WORKING LIFE, Tuesday 1 - Friday 11 May 2018, curated by Grace McQuilten and Shanti Sumartojo. Artists: Bindi Cole Chocka, Nicholas Walton-Healey, Bianca Vallentine, Ceri Hann, Kirsten Lyttle, Bek Conroy, Sarah Parkes, Andy Murphy and Suzan Dlouhy