Art and Change
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We’ll explore how theatre can combine politics and storytelling. With theatre director Sue Giles, visual artist Bindi Cole, interdisciplinary artist Steaphan Paton and chair Luke Hockley.
Eavesdropping on Artists
A series of interactive talks, presented by the Wheeler Centre, in which prominent artists discuss shows presented as part of Melbourne Festival.
The catch? The artists must talk about artworks from outside their own practice.
Come and find out what artists really think about each other’s work, in this fascinating, cross-disciplinary discussion on the practice and presentation of art.
Luke Hockley is a performing artist, a strategic advisor and a communication coach. His company Midnightsky is a performing arts company. It partners with leaders to create projects that change the world, shares skills in creating strategic stories and teaches people how to be compelling communicators.
Sue Giles has been artistic director of children’s contemporary arts company Polyglot Theatre since 2000. With the company she has created participatory works ranging from large-scale play spaces to theatre created with children at the centre of the art and art making. Polyglot’s work is recognised internationally as a leader in experimental, interactive and installation theatre for children
Steaphan Paton is an interdisciplinary artist based in Melbourne. A member of the Gunai and Monero Nations, he grew up in Gippsland. His practice explores tradition, race and colonialism informed through his worldview being Aboriginal Australian.
Award-winning artist Bindi Cole was born in 1975 in Melbourne, Australia. She studied at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE and the University of Ballarat. Bindi is a resilient and ingenious Melbourne-born photographer, curator and new media artist with Wadawurrung heritage who speaks compellingly about taboo topics through her photographs, videos and installations.
Arts and politics, creativity and change. The Wheeler Centre hosts riveting discussions with some of Australia’s most important intellectual and artistic voices as they explore the intersection between artistic creation and political action.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Festival.