Visual art & design
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Melbourne Was Underwater?
The experts have spoken – there’s no doubt the water is rising. But what will it mean for Melbournians?
Your suburban backyard might not be growing seaweed, but the effects will be felt across our city as we adapt to new ways of being. What might rising water levels mean for our ports and for waste management? How will our…
Books and Ideas at Montalto
Lunch with Simon Schama
Join Simon Schama for a discussion about art, over lunch.
Schama is a familiar figure on the BBC as well as a professor at Columbia University, and he’s produced multi-volume histories of Britain, documentaries with momentous names like The American Future and a TV series called Simon Schama’s Power of Art. He's a heavyweight scholar, best known for in-depth…
Acting Out: Art that Changes the World
‘We don’t have to accept our world as it is, the ways we’re told we should navigate it,’ Steve Lambert has argued. ‘The democratic ideal [is] that we’re not subject to culture: we can create it.’
The guerrilla artist and founder of the New York-based Center for Artistic Activism makes work that is funny, meaningful, accessible and often radical –…
This is Not a Drill with Ali Moore
A Hypothetical Supercity, 2033
Australia's population hit 25 million this year and – if the forecasts are correct – it's heading to 38 million by 2050. Cities like Sydney and Melbourne are set to jump by up to 60% – from five to eight million. But what if that's a conservative estimate? Twenty years ago the experts said we wouldn’t get to 25 million…
Working with Pictures: Mary Leunig
Mary Leunig is an artist based in regional Victoria. She spoke with us about her first drawing, bad advice at art school and The Bible in Pictures.
Come Together: Rethinking Art and Citizenship
What role can art play in transforming democracies? How can theatre and performance act as a vehicle to test drive new realities? And what happens when children are not students – but researchers and collaborators?
Sibylle Peters is the founder of Fundus Theatre in Germany, where children, artists, researchers and citizens of all ages meet to explore and change the…
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