Let’s Talk About Immateriality

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 14.30 - 16.30 Following last week’s interrogation of Materiality, we set out to explore the demmaterialisation of contemporary art practices. The interconnectivity of the Digital Age and the evolution of A.I. and immersive technologies allow new possibilities for art research and making. These changes present new questions (and answers) to how art... Continue Reading →



Tuesday 12 June 2018, 14.30 - 16.30 As contemporary art making evolves, so too does the concept of materiality. Materials carry with them rhetoric of the past and have important implications for the future. As artists, we might select or reject both materials and making. In this KEY Event we will explore the critical notion... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk About – IMP Act (No Impact, No Funding)

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 14.30 - 16.30 Demonstrating ‘impact’ is a financial imperative for museums and cultural institutions. Through collaboration with such organisations, contemporary artists are playing an increasingly significant role in this pursuit. In this KEY Event we will explore the interface between the artist and the museum and critically unpack the notion of impact -... Continue Reading →


Tuesday 24 April 2018, 14.30 - 16.30 Collaborative practice is taking an increasingly important role in contemporary art making. As an ever-evolving model for practice, it raises critical questions about authorship, art education and our collective responsibility as artists. In this KEY Event we will explore the benefits, pitfalls and challenges of collaborative practice and... Continue Reading →

What is Activist Art?

Tuesday 27 February 2018, 14.30 - 16.30 What is Activist Art? With guest speaker Andrea Francke. This KEY event explores what activism is or can be in relation to an art practice. Activist art is a term often used to describe art that is grounded in the act of ‘doing’ and which addresses political or social issues.... Continue Reading →

Who Makes The Work?

Tuesday 6 February 2018, 14.30 - 16.30 For ‘Who Makes The Work?’ we will look at how art is made - and by whom. We will explore the production systems around art manufacture and installation. Many artists make a living making work for other artists - in workshops, as studio assistants, as gallery technicians or... Continue Reading →

What Is A Curator?

Tuesday 30 January 2018, 14.30 - 16.30 For ‘What is a Curator?’ we explore the role of curators today towards art and broader cultural production. What do curators do, where do they work and how do they work with artists? To help us discuss our question we have invited Anne Szefer Karlsen, curator/collaborator/editor/writer/contributor, Ahilapalapa Rands, Artist... Continue Reading →

Who Are You Writing For?

Tuesday 9 January 2018, 14.30 - 16.30 ‘Who are you writing for?’ – We will look at this question with particular reference to ‘audience’ and the writings of artists. Many artists write and their perspectives are as varied as their practices and their audiences. With our invited speakers, we will also look at some motivations... Continue Reading →

What Is An Exhibition?

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 14.30 - 16.30 This KEY event explores what an exhibition is or could be. What are the ways that artists make their work public? This is a foundational question relating to how artists connect to the world and share their work, as well as thinking about the existing institutional frames that... Continue Reading →

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