RADIO INTERVIEW: 3RRR

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I was recently invited to speak on The Grapevine on 3RRR about knitting and the current anti-racism movement in this space.

To my friends, both knitters and non knitters, I would really love it if you could listen to this interview to get a grasp on why I have been “confronting and affronting” racism and white fragility this year. I realise I talked about things and experiences I’ve carried for a long time, and I hope this interview provides some context and clarity for where I am coming from as well as what informs my work as a curator and writer.

While I speak in particular to events in the online knitting community, the things I discuss are much bigger than any single community. Being apolitical is not enough, we must be actively anti-racist.

Please click here to listen to the interview in full

EXHIBITION: EMERGING CULTURAL LEADERS SHOWCASE

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For the last six months I have been a participant in Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Emerging Cultural Leaders (ECL) program, a skills development and mentoring program for emerging artists and cultural facilitators who are seeking to enhance their community engagement and arts practice. 

Curated and organised entirely by the 2018 ECL group, the showcase is an opportunity for the cohort to share fresh ideas for engaging audiences through contemporary arts and community practice.

Please join us for an remarkable evening of performance, film, music and art. This will also be the debut of my Diversiknitty project.

Event details: ECL 2018 Showcase, Thursday 22 November 2018, 6:30 - 6:30pm, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, VIC 3011

SPEAKER: RMIT Curatorial Collective

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I will be speaking at the Roundtable Discussion for the ‘The Curatorial Age’ symposium, held at RMIT First Site Gallery by RMIT Curatorial Collective.

Event details: Roundtable Discussion: The Curatorial Age, Thursday 2 August, 2:30 – 5pm, RMIT First Site Gallery, Melbourne

PANEL: Emerging to Established

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Please join Helen Frajman,Charles Justin, Janelle Low and myself for a panel Emerging to Established’ at Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne chaired by Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Director. Topics covered include taking the next step in your career as an artist, how to get your work into exhibitions and ultimately into private and public collections.

Event details: Panel: Emerging to Established, Saturday 14 July, 2-3pm, Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150. Free to attend.