Public Seminar Programme 2018 - TERM 3 (September 2 2018)
Term 3 - Public Seminar Programme 2018
THURSDAY 26 JULY 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Public Art, Art/Science and Climate Change
Bridie Lonie, Dunedin School of Art
Climate change offers artists very specific opportunities for art/science and public art engagements. Artists of all kinds can bring into sensory awareness climate change’s impacts in the social, environmental, economic and cultural ecologies we inhabit and generate. The Paris Agreement of 2015 insisted on the need for bottom-up, community-driven engagement with climate change, pointing out that its impacts reflect social inequalities as well as environmental degradation. This presentation provides examples of how artists have used different infrastructures to generate new understandings of climate change. These include educational institutional frameworks, public art strategies, environmental strategies and public/private engagements.
Bridie Lonie is an Emeritus Member of Otago Polytechnic, Te Kura Matatini ki Otago. She is enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago and has recently submitted for examination the dissertation Closer Relations: Art, Climate Change, interdisciplinarity and the Anthropocene. She worked on the development of Ara Toi ¯Otepoti – Our Creative Future, the Dunedin Arts and Culture Strategy.
THURS 2 AUG 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152 LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Space and work
Yusam Sung, Asia NZ Artist in Residence
The influence of space in my work is becoming more and more important. In recent exhibitions, space has existed as a part of the work, not as a means of showing the art works. It is very important to be able to work in a place I have not experienced before, since creating an unexperienced space is the beginning of a new body of work.
Yusam Sung was born in 1978 in Korea. He graduated from Hong-ik University in South Korea and received an MFA from Long Island University, New York. He has been exhibiting his work consistently in New York and Seoul. The influence of space in his work is becoming more and more important. In recent exhibitions, space has existed as a part of the work, not as a means of showing the art works. The exhibition space and works are influenced by each other, and the entirely new space created is an environment that the viewer has not been seen visually before.
THURS 9 AUG 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152 LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Multimodality in a therapeutic arts practice
Amanda Woodford, Arts Therapist and mixed media artist
This seminar will present the weaving of artistic modalities within an arts practice that has a therapeutic intention. The presentation will be grounded in a piece of arts-based research, ‘An artistic holding of mended bodies in pain’, which explores the experience of three participants living with post-operative chronic (or on-going) pain.
Amanda Woodford is a registered creative arts therapist and academic lecturer/supervisor (The MIECAT Institute, Melbourne), who has recently returned to Dunedin after 17 years overseas. She holds a Graduate Diploma and Master of Arts degree in Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy, and is completing a Professional Doctorate in Therapeutic Arts Practice. Amanda is also the current vice-president of ANZATA.
THURS 16 AUG 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152 LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Playing with Performance - The brief History of The Yellow Men
The Yellow Men
The Yellow Men began performing in 2011, staging weekly, 1 hour performances in the main hallway at the Dunedin School of Art with the intention of exploring performance. From there they developed a strong working practice that has seen them build a vast body of work with over 50 performances performed in a variety of galleries, libraries and public spaces. Their performances dealt with aspects of play, the ridiculous, public space, the mundane and endurance. They predominantly focused on tasks repeated continuously for long periods of time slowly resulting in the pointlessness or ridiculousness of the task with the gradual breaking down of themselves, physically, mentally and emotionally. The Yellow Men performed in the Blue Oyster Project space in 2013 which was part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival and saw them take away Best Visual Art award and Best in Fringe award for their show Re:Perform. They have shown work in the Dunedin Public art Gallery Rear Window in 2016 and in 2017 they participated in BBeyonds Global performance, with a Group show in the Octagon.
The Yellow Men: Jed McCammon and Clarke Hegan studied at the Dunedin School of Art from 2010-2013 completing with BVA Honours in Sculpture.
THURS 23 AUG 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152 LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Capturing Light– Roy Miller New Zealand Stained Glass Artist
Roy Miller from Miller Studios Dunedin was for 30 years, from the 1950s, the foremost stained glass artist in New Zealand producing over 300 church windows in NZ. Over many years Brian Miller researched the lives of the artists who did the designs resulting in a richly illustrated book Capturing Light.
Brian Miller completed a Science Degree at Otago in 1969, spent 13 years teaching in Papua New Guinea and then ran Tapui Children’s Bookshop for over 20 years. For the last 10 years he and his wife Diane have written and published over a dozen books on a wide range of topics.
THURS 30 AUG 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152 LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Sydney Biennale 2018: Eight Artists in a Post-disciplinary Era
Leoni Schmidt, Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies, Otago Polytechnic
This seminar investigates the work of artists who address a range of four registers at the Sydney Biennale 2018. Reversed views expose human hubris and regret; diverse groups create sound and its scaffolding; displaced persons in flight or confrontation engage fear and empathy; bodies enact both violence and love. The works under discussion mix visual arts disciplines to an extent that begs the question whether these are relevant any longer and if so, in what ways?
Prof. Leoni Schmidt is currently the Director: Research & Postgraduate Studies at Otago Polytechnic. In this role she supports staff research and postgraduate supervision across the institution.
THURS 6 SEP 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152 LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Writing’s role in research
Matt Galloway and Hana Cadzow, Otago Polytechnic
Writing is not merely an outcome but an integral part of Matt Galloway’s research-based art practice. Design is often referred to as a communication framework through which ideas and messages about world reach us. Matt uses the tools and methodologies of design as a way to investigate social issues such as identity, understanding of place, and the political implications of both. In practice this approach involves taking on the role of editor, writer, publisher, printer to produce publications and art objects.
The role of writing in Hana Cadzow’s research begins with the journals she kept during field trips in Sierra Leone to capture data from her observations and interviews. Her research there and in New Zealand unpacks the experiences of women as they participate in the workforce, in the same positions as men, exploring how and why the women’s experiences differ from men’s experiences. Hana writes in different genres including her Master’s thesis and in order to inform the generation of new policies and practices to improve the participation and experiences of women at work.
Matt Galloway is a Senior Lecturer teaching Design in the School of Art Design and Architecture. Through his interweaving of art and design practices, he has become an internationally recognised researcher exhibiting in both group and solo exhibitions.
Hana Cadzow is a Senior Lecturer teaching engineering in the School of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences. As well as writing and speaking about her research Hana has been invited to develop a series of training workshops and presentations focused on humanitarian engineering with the NZ branch of international NGO Engineers Without Borders.
THURS 13 SEP 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152 LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Artist with Issues
Yves Gore, Artist in Residence
There’s always something wrong with life and there’s no “perfect” time to make art, but the artist must find his or her own way to maim their own personal struggles and transform them into art. Yves Gore examines how artists can develop habits in their unique personal lives, experiment courageously while studying the biographies of artists they look up to, so they can develop their own mastery and identity in art.
Yves Gore is a multimedia artist from Borneo Island, who grew up in Auckland and is living in Los Angeles. Her medium ranges from illustration, performance art and writing narratives for literary fiction, films to video games with funding from Auckland University, NZ Lottery Grants and Auckland City Council. Yves Gore’s works have been exhibited in MadeinLA in Los Angeles, ArtStation in Auckland, TRANSCINEMA in Lima, Peru, Hypergonar in Avignon France and VISIONS DU REEL festival in Nyon, Switzerland. She has taught subjects on Staying Creative, Managing Depression, and How to Survive a Comic Convention in Los Angeles. Yves Gore currently working on her biopunk novel, and she is also the co-founder of FU INSTITUTE.
THURS 27 SEP 2018, 12 NOON - 1PM, P152 LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO STREET, DUNEDIN
Who does the artist think she is?
Frank Fu, Artist in Residence
Come and moan at FU INSTITUTE, through an afternoon free moaning session towards issues we the artists face today, from resistance, representations, to relationships, and everything else in between. Let’s get rejected/ejected!
Born in Inner Mongolia, China. Frank Fu is a performance artist. His work challenges the white box settings of galleries and museums, his endurance performances and interventions examine his identity as an artist, often commenting on the politics of the art world. His work has shown at Venice Biennale, Documenta, Sydney Biennale, Asian Contemporary Art Fair (NYC), Asian Contemporary Art Week (NYC), Rubin Museum of Art (NYC), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Locarno Film Festival, Vision Du Réel (Switzerland) and Transcinema (Peru). Frank Fu has also been featured on networks and publications such as NHK (Japan), CCTV4 (China), ARTCO (Taiwan), The National Business Review, New Zealand Herald, Listener Magazine, Frieze Magazine, TateShots, etc. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles with his cosmic twin Yves Gore. Frank Fu is the founder and head of school at FU INSTITUTE.