2006 Contemporary Commonwealth. Presented by Australian Centre for the Moving Image and National Gallery of Victoria. 2006 Contemporary Commonwealth. Presented by ACMI and the National Gallery of Victoria

EVENTS Enhance your experience of 2006 Contemporary Commonwealth with tours, forums, artist and curator talks, live performances, film screenings and education events.

Paradise

 

Isaac Julien
from Paradise Omeros 2002
3-channel projection, 16mm b/w / colour film, DVD playback, sound, 20:29
Installation view from Documenta 11, 2002
© Isaac Julien, courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

 

Further Information
ACMI Events
Phone 03 8663 2583
Or see What's On at the ACMI website

NGV Australia Events
Phone 03 8620 2222
Or see What's On at the NGV website

Free Two-Day Symposium

Friday 24 February - Saturday 25 February

Visiting International and local exhibiting artists will provide insight into their practice. The program offers two days of floor talks and presentations at ACMI and NGV.


Artist Talks

Hear exhibiting artists discuss their practice in the exhibition spaces. Bookings not required, however space is limited.
Artists eX de Medici, Yee I-Lann, Sally Smart, Ah Xian
Date Friday 24 Feb, 12noon
Venue Level 3, NGV Australia

Artists Berni Searle, John Hughes, John Gillies, Patricia Piccinini
Date Friday 24 Feb, 2pm
Venue ACMI Screen Gallery

Meet the Artists: Yinka Shonibare and Isaac Julien

After an introduction by Dr Gerard Vaughan, NGV Director, Yinka Shonibare and Isaac Julien will discuss aspects of their art practice, concluding with an opportunity for audience discussion.
Cash bar available 5–6pm.
Date Friday 24 Feb, 6–8pm
Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd
Event code P0686. Bookings essential via the NGV Bookings Office on 03 8662 1555

Forum

Saturday 25 February, 1–4pm
After an introduction by Tony Sweeney, ACMI Director, exhibiting artists will offer an insight into their work with slides and videos.
Artists Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs, Yee I-Lann, Shilpa Gupta, Brian Gothong Tan, Shane Cotton, Mawuli Afatsiawo

Saturday 25 February, 4.30–6pm
Don't miss this roundtable discussion with artists, catalogue contributors and curators. There will also be an opportunity for audience participation.
Participants Mike Stubbs, ACMI Head of Exhibition Programs; Prof. Jill Bennett, UNSW; Prof. John Clark, USYD; and artists Bani Abidi, Fiona Hall, Isaac Julien and r e a

Venue ACMI Cinemas
Bookings essential via the ACMI Box Office on 03 8663 2583. A limit of 4 tickets applies. All tickets must be collected one hour prior to start time. Uncollected tickets will placed on sale.

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Tours & Talks

Voluntary Guides

Free tours of the NGV exhibition spaces with the NGV Voluntary Guides. Tuesdays and Sundays at 1pm, and daily during the Commonwealth Games (15–26 March) at 1pm.

Lecture: Yinka Shonibare

A special opportunity to hear about the works of this prominent international artist from NGV Director, Dr Gerard Vaughan.
Date Saturday 1 Apr, 2.30pm
Cost $18 Full / $14 Concession / $12 NGV Members / $10 Students
Venue Theatre, NGV Australia
Event Code P0685 Bookings essential via NGV Bookings Office 03 8662 1555

Artist Talks

Hear artists discuss aspects of the exhibition.

Artist Nusra Latif Quereshci
Date Sunday 5 Mar, 3.30pm
Venue Level 3, NGV Australia

Featured Artist Sally Smart
Date Sunday 2 Apr, 3pm (Followed by a film at 4pm)
Venue Level 3, NGV Australia

Featured Artist Fiona Hall
Date Sunday 9 Apr, 3.30pm
Venue Level 3, NGV Australia

Featured Artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey
Date Saturday 13 May, 2.30pm
Venue Level 3, NGV Australia

Curator Talks

NGV and ACMI curators discuss aspects of the exhibition.

Date Saturday 11 Mar
ACMI (1.30pm) Alessio Cavallaro, Senior Curator, Exhibition Programs
NGV (2.30pm) Kelly Gellatly, Curator, Contemporary Art

Date Friday 17 Mar
NGV (12noon) Jason Smith, Curator, Contemporary Art
ACMI (1pm) Alessio Cavallaro, Senior Curator, Exhibition Programs

Date Friday 24 Mar
NGV (12noon) Dr Charles Green, Senior Adjunct Curator, 20th & 21st Century Art
ACMI (1pm) Emma Mayall, Asst. Curator, Exhibition Programs

Date Friday 31 Mar
NGV (12noon) Jane Devery, Asst. Curator, Contemporary Art
ACMI (1pm) Mike Stubbs, Head of Exhibition Programs

Date Friday 19 May
NGV (12noon) Kelly Gellatly, Curator, Contemporary Art

Date Saturday 20 May
NGV (2.30pm) Jason Smith, Curator, Contemporary Art

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Free Film

theEYE: Shonibare

(Documentary, 2005, 26mins, PG)
An interview with the painter, photographer and installation artist Yinka Shonibare.
Date Tuesday 14 Mar, 2pm, Sunday 2 Apr, 4pm & Sunday 4 June, 3.30pm
Venue Theatre, NGV Australia

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Education Events

2006 Contemporary Commonwealth, as the major cultural event of the Commonwealth games, will inspire and challenge students to explore contemporary artworks — in a variety of media — reflecting a wide range of cultural and personal perspectives. This comprehensive education program is a collaboration between ACMI and the NGV, offering teachers and students valuable learning opportunities at two high profile cultural institutions.

Download the full education program [PDF 349KB]

Further Information

ACMI Education
Phone 03 8663 2441
Or see Education at the ACMI website

NGV Education
Phone 03 8620 2341 or 03 8620 2340
Or see Education at the NGV website

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