Symposium: The Undiscovered - REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Key Dates:

Monday 20 October 2014

The Undiscovered: A National Focus on Western Australian Art is the first of a proposed series of symposia that will emerge over the next three years, presented by Artsource and The University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct.

This symposium intends to focus on Western Australian art and artists in the context of the national and global visual arts discourse.

How Western Australian art inflects and expands our understanding of Australian art is yet to be fully appreciated. A number of recent exhibitions, publications, and television series purporting to be nationally representative have excluded or limited representation of Western Australian artists while focusing on artists from the Eastern and Southern coasts of Australia. For the most part, Western Australian artists remain 'undiscovered' in these contexts.

The purpose of this symposium is to convene scholars, curators, artists, arts administrators, gallery directors, and the public to consider the place of Western Australian art and artists within the national and international art worlds.

Each of the keynote speakers will offer insights into different aspects of contemporary practice, art history and theory, to interrogate the national art discourses that appear to exclude artists outside the major Eastern and Southern seaboard capitals.

This symposium provides the WA visual arts community the platform to engage in a crucial conversation on the current position of Western Australian art nationally.

For more information and to register click here.



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