WHEN: 9.30am – 4.30pm – 27 May 2016
A Conversation With Australia’s Independent Art Sector
Venue: Giant Dwarf, Redfern
Independent art spaces operate at the intersection of community, culture and business. We Run This will feature speakers from areas of urban planning, regulation, policy advocacy, arts and academia from across the country to discuss ideas that have led to empowering communities to prosper culturally and economically.
Developing in prominence in the built environments of inner city and regional locations, are independent creative spaces the future of the prosperous community?
Speakers include John O’Callaghan (JOC Consulting), Alex Bowen (City of Sydney), Maria Miranda (research fellow from the University of Melbourne, writing on The Cultural Economy of Artist-Run Initiatives in Australia) and representatives from Alaska Projects, Boomalli, First Draft, Sawtooth ARI, M16, Watch This Space and Project Contemporary.
We Run This is co-presented by 107 Projects and the National Association for the Visual Arts; and supported by SAMAG (Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group).
After Party Event at 107 Projects – 4.30pm onwards. Mingle and enjoy a Mountain Goat beer on us (for conference attendees) whilst immersing yourself in an interactive artwork by Sydney based light and video designer, Toby K with sound artist Rob Hughes. PLUS The Forest Unyielding, an installation exhibition and performance (7pm) comprising dance, film, vision and sound by some of Sydney’s most exciting contemporary artists. The After Party is free for the public to attend as well.