In collaboration with a variety of arts organisations Melbourne Festival aim to facilitate a diverse program of master classes, workshops and lectures led by some of the acclaimed local and international artists appearing in the Festival.
POST-SHOW ARTIST TALKS
Stay after the show to hear from the artists and learn more about the performance you’ve just seen. Find out more →
WALKER EVANS: READING THE MAGAZINE WORK
An international Walker Evans symposium with keynote speaker, British curator David Campany.
Presented with Deakin Motion Lab Centre for Creative Arts Research, Deakin University and MADA, Monash University.
FRI 07 OCTOBER 2—5PM
NYARRI NYARRI MORGAN: VIRTUAL REALITY, HISTORY AND INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCES
Meet this extraordinary Australian and his family for a discussion of culture, contention, creativity and collaboration.
SAT 08 OCTOBER 1.30PM—2.30PM
SOUND SPACE: ROB THORNE
Join us before the official opening of Life inside an Image, to hear Rob Thorne (of Ngati Tumutumu), a Māori musician and anthropologist from Palmerston North, New Zealand, perform in the space with traditional Maori flutes and horns made from stone, bone, shell and wood.
SAT 08 OCTOBER 2PM—3PM
ARTIST & CURATOR TALK
WALKER EVANS THE DOCUMENTARY TAKE
with curators David Company and Naomi Cass
Sonia Leber, David Chesworth, Destiny Deacon, Virginia Fraser, Simryn Gill, Ponch Hawkes, Louis Porter, Patrick Pound, Charlie Sofo, David Wadelton.
SAT 08 OCTOBER 1PM
THE ART OF DISCOMFORT
Together in discussion with Emily Sexton, we’ll hear from artists Damien Ricketson (Ensemble Offspring), Jessica Thom (Touretteshero), D.A. Calf (The Guerilla Museum) and Scott Price (Back to Back Theatre) whose creative work veers close to boundaries – whether death, censorship, trust or the base conditions of our existence.
SAT 08 OCTOBER 1.30PM—2.30PM
IN CONVERSATION WITH
Enrique Vargas, Director of Teatro De Los Sentidos and Collisions Director, Lynnette Wallworth in conversation about audience engagement and immersion with their most recent works.
ACMI, Cinema 1
SAT 08 OCTOBER 3.30PM
PUBLIC ART MELBOURNE BIENNIAL LAB SNEAK PEAK + CONVERSATION
Part of Visual Arts Day, join anarchic collective Field Theory and animators Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine in conversation with Chief Curator Natalie King.
SUN 09 OCTOBER 11AM
CALLING PERCY — CULTURAL COLLISIONS
Sculpture and Engineering students combine their talents to produce works inspired by Percy Grainger's roving imagination. Meet the artists and witness a demonstration of these new kinetic mechanical instruments.
SUN 09 OCTOBER 12.30PM
Part of Visual Arts Day, Join Rosalind Hall—musician and researcher behind the exhibition — on a guided tour to explore the fascinating story of Grainger’s life long quest to realise his Free Music.
SUN 09 OCTOBER 3PM
GERARD BYRNE IN CONVERSATION WITH CURATOR ANNIKA KRISTENSEN
Join renowned Irish artist Gerard Byrne for a special conversation exploring his exhibition A late evening in the future with curator Annika Kristensen.
Gerard Byrne will reflect on his survey exhibition at ACCA, an ensemble of existing works re-configured in a complex mise-en-scene. Drawing on ideas from theatre, television and media archeology, Byrne will discuss how his exhibition at ACCA reflects his interest in art’s capacity to speculatively re-encounter histories and futures in the immediate present of the gallery spac.
All talks free, registration essential.
SUN 09 OCTOBER 3.30PM
GERARD BYRNE KEYNOTE LECTURE
A keynote lecture by Gerard Byrne coinciding with his exhibition A late evening in the future.
All talks free. registration essential.
TUE 11 OCTOBER 6PM
THE DOCUMENTARY TAKE: PERSPECTIVES ON THE REAL
Join Sonia Leber and David Chesworth in conversation with Naomi Cass to explore the working methods of these award winning artists.
WED 12 OCTOBER 7PM
BIENNIAL LAB: RETHINKING PUBLIC SPACE
Discover what makes the Biennial Lab so intriguing. Join eminent curators in the public sphere, Khairuddin Hori and Natalie King, and Timothy Moore of SIBLING.
WED 19 OCT, 6PM—7PM
ROBERT LEPAGE IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD WATTS
Join Richard and Robert for an in-depth conversation about autobiography, his theatrical practice and his view on the wider world.
Fri 21 OCTOBER 1PM
ENRIQUE VARGAS Q&A
Audience members of The Echo of the Shadow are invited to share their personal experience of this unique theatre production with Director Enrique Vargas.
ACMI, Cinema 2
SAT 22 OCTOBER 7PM