FOR LOVE OR MONEY

6 July - 25 August 2019, town hall gallery

Artists: Kay Abude, Artists' Subcommittee, Shannon Lyons, Make or Break, James Nguyen, Steven Rhall, Elvis Richardson, Abdullah M. I. Syed and Salote Tawale.
Curators: Sophia Cai

For Love or Money is a group exhibition of Australian artists exploring ideas related to work, emotional labour and artistic value. In particular, it examines the economic structures that underpin artistic labour and how artists sustain their practices within broader capitalist systems. 


Across the exhibition there are strong elements of humour and playfulness present in some of the artworks, while others are more vocally critical in their questioning of our notions of value. For Love or Money questions the relationship between work, making art and making it work as an artist. 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Walk & Talk, Saturday 6 July 2019, 1-2pm
Join us for a curator-led tour of For Love or Money. Hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks and the exhibition.

Exhibition opening, Saturday 6 July 2019, 2pm
Please join the artists and curator at Town Hall Gallery for the opening of For Love or Money.

Panel discussion: Alternate Economies, Saturday 20 July 2019, 1-3pm
Join us for a panel discussion on the value of artistic labour and the use of collaboration, trade or barter as alternative economical and artistic systems. 
This session will be moderated by guest curator Sophia Cai, who will be joined by artists from the exhibition For Love or Money and other special guests.

MONOGRAPH Reading Circle, Saturday 3 August 2019, 1-2pm
Do you love art, books and talking about both? 
Join MONOGRAPH for a special session as part of the exhibition For Love or Money. Unlike a formal book club, MONOGRAPH is an open reading circle where participants discuss what they have recently read that has influenced and inspired their art practice. Discussions includes everything from fiction, poetry, comics and art periodicals to social media feeds. Bring along a text of your choosing and join the conversation.
This session will be held in a reading area set up in the foyers of Hawthorn Arts Centre and will be run by Sophia Cai, Guest Curator of the exhibition For Love or Money, and artist Charlotte Watson.

Mid-week Walk & Talk, Wednesday 7 August 2019, 11am - 12pm
Join us for a curator-led tour of For Love or Money. Hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks and the exhibition.