MPRG Symposium 2012 – Controversy: When Art Touches a Nerve
Immerse yourself in a day of informative and lively debate about controversy in art in the grounds of the historic Beleura The House and Garden. Well known artists, historians, critics and lawyers will discuss how art continues to provoke intense reactions. In a media driven world, are artists too concerned with shock tactics? What subjects provoke strong reactions today? Is it the role of art to promote debate and how can confronting art lead to reflection and change?
- Julian Burnside AO QC, human rights advocate
- Professor Alison Young, University of Melbourne, expert on law, crime and culture
- Jane Clark, Senior Research Curator at MONA, Tasmania
- Dr Mark Nicholls, Film critic and Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies, University of Melbourne
- Ivan Durrant, artist
- Dr Vivien Gaston, curator and art historian
Saturday 4 August, 10am- 5pm
Venue: Beleura The House and Garden, Mornington.
Bookings essential, phone the Gallery on 5975 4395
$85/$75 concession, includes Beleura bus transport, morning tea, lunch, afternoon refreshments, exhibition entry and tour.