How Can Art Help Us?

Free Public Talk by Ross Gibson

4pm, Thursday 26 April, Dress Circle

Main Corner & Riddoch Art Gallery, 1 Bay Road Mount Gambier
No booking required.

“Drawing on some ancient definitions and some modern ones, I will consider how art us useful — indeed essential — nowadays. I will discuss the benefits of art to the individual and to the societies that support it, make it and engage with it. To illustrate my general observations, I will show some specific examples of my own work and of contemporary artists whom I admire.”

Bio: Formerly the inaugural Creative Director at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Ross Gibson is Centenary Professor in Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. His work spans several media and disciplines. Recent projects include the Radio National feature program ‘Green Love’ (2016), the books Changescapes (2015), Memoryscopes (2105), and The Criminal Re-Register, all published by UWAP, and the public-art installation ‘Bluster-Town’ at Wynyard Rail Station, Sydney (2017).