PANEL DISCUSSION: PUBLIC RECORDS: ARTIST-RUN ARCHIVES IN AUSTRALIA NGV Melbourne Sun 15 Mar, 12pm–1pm 2020 – Featuring artists, curators and ARI enthusiasts Channon Goodwin, David Mutch, Roberta Joy Rich, Melissa McGrath and Paul Andrew – MAKE AN ARTIST BOOK COVID-19
Lively discussion ensued during this MABF 2020 event at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2020 including multiperspectival approaches to urban and regional genealogies of the Australia’s artist-run continuum.
Speakers Channon Goodwin, Melissa McGrath, Roberta Joy Rich (H.A.I.R), David Mutch and Paul Andrew provided first hand accounts of the varied creative and political approaches to physical and online archiving of artist voices, histories and records.
DIY art publishing, representation, collaboration and networking for artists and their making collaborations including diverse approaches to creating, distributing and collecting art ephemera produced by Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane -based artist-run groups and collectives were some of the key discussion points..
Stay tuned for a follow up polyvocal social memory account in more detail soon
(Past) Event details
Grollo Equiset Garden
Public Records is a discussion on the processes and politics of documenting Artist-Run activity in Australia. How are these, often ephemeral, practices recorded and what are the multifarious means by which such records are made public through publishing, exhibition, artworks, or discussion.
Channon Goodwin is an artist and arts worker. He is the current Director of Bus Projects, and founding co-convener of All Conference, an organising network comprised of 17 artist-led, experimental and cross-disciplinary arts organisations from around Australia.
Melissa McGrath is a curator, writer and collaborator from Whadjuk Noongar boodja (Perth, Western Australia). She has worked in arts education, communication, installation and curation in Perth, Adelaide, Italy and America, focusing on projects at the intersection of contemporary and community practice. A passionate advocate for and participant in the artist-run sector, she is the current chairperson of Cool Change Contemporary a multi-gallery ARI in the Perth CBD and co-editor of Semaphore a weekly newsletter about art from WA.
Paul Andrew is an artist, curator and QUT doctoral research candidate. His current practice is a living archive collaboration about the hidden histories of Australian ARIs: the ARI Remix Living Archives & Social Memory Project.
David Mutch is an artist based in Melbourne, who along with Andrew Read, facilitated a year-long programme of exhibitions under the guise of DAVID.
Roberta Joy Rich is a Melbourne-based artist who’s work responds to constructions of ‘race’ and gender identity, sometimes with satire and humour in her video, performance, installation and multi-disciplinary projects.
SPECIAL EVENTS AUSTRALIA NGV INTERNATIONAL
The Melbourne Art Book Fair 2020 will bring together publishers, artists and designers to showcase some of the world’s best art and design publications for discussions, book launches and workshops.
The Melbourne Art Book Fair will take place throughout NGV International from Friday 13th March – Sunday 15th March,
10am – 5pm.2020.
STAY SAFE, STAY HOME, STAY CREATIVE, MAKE AN ARTIST BOOK COVID-19 in 2020
We are pleased to let you know a soft launch of the ARI Remix Project [Project One Stage Three 2020 -2021] unfolded through discussions at the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2020, NGV, Melbourne. Thanks Arts Queensland!