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BARI Festival Public Forum 1 by BARI Festival – October 13, 2016



Find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about ARIs with two panel discussions in one night, featuring some of the most experienced – and some of the newest – members of the Brisbane ARI scene.


Session One – ARI: What, Why, How?


This panel will explore what an ARI is, why they exist, how they thrive in Brisbane, and whether there’s an ARI model that’s one-size-fits-all.


Chair: Lisa Bryan-Brown (independent curator and writer)


Panelists: Chloe Waters (The Laundry Artspace), Callum McGrath (Cut Thumb ARI), Annie Macindoe (CLUTCH Collective), Peter Breen (Jugglers Art Space) and Dhana Merritt (DM ARI)



Session Two – Tracking Change: Brisbane ARIs Past, Present & Future


This panel will look at the evolution of the Brisbane ARI scene, from the tough cultural climate of the 1980s to its re-emerging waves in the ‘90s, ‘00s and now. With representatives from various generations, the panel will question how each era impacts the next.


Chair: Jenna Baldock (curator and writer)
Panelists: Dianne Heenan (A Room), Franz Ehmann (Soapbox), Elizabeth Willing (Accidentally Annie St Space), Rachael Haynes (Boxcopy) and Dirk Yates (The Farm).


Presented by In Residence


Thu 13 October 2016
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington St
New Farm, QLD 4005


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Forum One – BARI Festival 2016 – Featuring Artist Di Heenan ( A Room 1984)