What is a Studio?

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 15.00 - 17.00 For What is a Studio? we explore this site of production and examine its role for an artist. How do artists navigate art production with or without a space? Daniel Buren wrote his seminal piece: The Function of the Studio in 1979 where he interrogated the studio as a site of production... Continue Reading →


Why Go to Art School?

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 15.00 - 17.00 For ‘Why go to Art School’ we explore this site of higher learning, the ‘Art University’, and its art, educational and societal affiliations. What is the role of the art school for individuals and for society? What is our agency within the artschool? How do we make sense... Continue Reading →

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 →

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