The Cross Art Projects

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Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism

Unfinished Business presents new commissions and recent work alongside selected historical projects, programs of film and performance, and a publication with contributions by art historians, artists and theorists from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition is being developed by a curatorial team...
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Between Waves presented at Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

Curator: Jessica Clark Artists: Hayley Millar Baker, Maree Clarke, Dean Cross, Brad Darkson, Matthew Harris, James Howard, Jazz Money, Mandy Quadrio, Cassie Sullivan, this mob This project has...
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Donna Leslie: Alitji in Dreamland

History is a specialisation in Aboriginal art, and an important milestone in the field. Leslie is author of the book, Aboriginal Art: Creativity and Assimilation (Macmillan, 2008). Her recent published writings explore contemporary art and its relationship to the sacred and cross-cultural, and Australian art of the nineteenth century.
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Imaging AIDS

...13 January, The Australian, A portrait of laughter and tears15 February, Southern Cross, Art world joins war against AIDS...
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Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art

Tower South, Level 27/525 Collins Street, Melbourne Peter Friedl in coversation Join exhibiting artist, Peter Friedl, in conversation with New Zealand curator, David Cross, as they discuss wearing animal costumes and conceptually-based art projects. Date Wednesday 19 October 6pm Venue ACCA foyer...
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Tom Nicholson: Chimney in store (Towards a monument to Batman’s Treaty)

Towards a monument to Batman’s Treaty) 2021 marks the culmination of the artist’s long-term public art project Towards a monument to Batman’s Treaty, the project that begins with the conflicted meanings associated with Melbourne’s first European chimney, built by William Buckley...
Podcast

A World of One’s Own: World Weaver — Chaco Kato

World Weaver: A conversation with visual artist Chaco Kato How do we fit into the art world? Can we create our own world? Tai and Chaco explore ideas of how and why you might create your own support network, collective or cross-community project. Chaco literally weaves her own context and explores traditionally domestic crafts on a giant scale.
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Experimental Institutionalism: Rethinking infrastructures and curatorial practice

Speakers: Biljana Ciric and iLiana Fokianaki In this lecture, curator and researcher Biljana Ciric discusses her educational platform What Could/Should Curating Do? and long-term project 'As you go... the roads under your feet, towards a new future' as experimental models for cross-cultural...
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THE GRAND TOUR: CITIES SHAPED BY ART, MEXICO CITY WITH IVAN MUNIZ REED

...curator Ivan has facilitated a series of cross-cultural projects between his native Mexico and adopted Australian home aiming to provide increased visibility to Mexican art and culture in Australia.VIEW THE FULL GRAND TOUR LECTURE SERIES...
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STEM in Public Art: A Focus on Women

...generation, planning and management, through to production and realisation. Public art projects require creative and STEM industries to come together to solve design problems and realise outcomes. Multidisciplinary project teams may include artists, community collaborators, engineers, architects...
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Lukautim Solwara (look out for the ocean)

...in Lukautim Solwara (look out for the ocean), a one-night-only event of performance, art and adornment. Immerse yourself in the mana (power and honour) of visual artists, performers and choreographers as they intensively articulate, fabricate and actiVAte an explosive new cross-disciplinary...
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2006

Melbourne hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and ACCA took advantage of this opportunity to create +Plus Factors; a special set of art projects that would interact with the public, the city and the idea of team spirit.  Thousands of people visited the city...
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Between Waves | Exhibition Kit

...thinking and feeling, listening and seeing. Many of the works consider material memory within objects and places, and how these influence encounters with self, eachother and the world. Art forms span video, installation, poetry, projection, photography, painting, sculpture, sound, printmaking...
Press Release

Between Waves

...of outstanding contemporary First Peoples art and curatorial practice in Southeast Australia.  Curated by Jessica Clark, the exhibition features new works by Maree Clarke, Dean Cross, Brad Darkson, Matthew Harris, James Howard, Hayley Millar Baker, Jazz Money, Cassie Sullivan, this mob...
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First Nations Curatorial Symposium

...professionals to build networks and relationships with Southeast contemporary arts practitioners and to foster networks, dialogue and cross-cultural connections nationally. The intent is to create a significant platform for First Nations curators...
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Rewind: John Dunkley-Smith: Perspectives for conscious alterations in everyday life

...nbsp;Well known for his seemingly banal yet poetic slide projections of city intersections, overpasses and interiors, Dunkley-Smith’s practice also included painting, drawing and film. Vehemently eschewing any personal content within the work, the artist presented art making as a form...
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ALL CONFERENCE: Artists’ labour and the speculation economy

...activist workforce. All Conference is a national organising network comprised of 15 artist-led, experimental and cross-disciplinary arts organisations. Representing a crucial stratum of the Australian arts ecology, All Conference members present diverse and innovative artistic programs which support...
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Between Waves Curatorial Essay

...and experiment with the intersections of material and immaterial realms of knowledge and knowing. Collectively, works of art by Maree Clarke, Brad Darkson, Dean Cross, Matthew Harris, James Howard, Hayley Millar Baker, Jazz Money, Cassie Sullivan, this mob, and Mandy Quadrio, illuminate an interconnected web...
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Rewind: Above and Beyond: The Asian Connection

...to this, the accepted mantra (either real or imagined) was that Victorian taxpayers funds would never be used to fund arts projects beyond our shores, let alone the Albury/Wodonga border. We were encouraged by the then Director of Arts Victoria, Tim Jacobs, whom I succeeded in early 1997, to keep our...
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The Grand Tour: Cities Shaped by Art

...initiative, Bus Projects.Hannah Mathews is an associate curator with ACCA. Her most recent exhibitions include, Framed Movements for the Melbourne Festival at ACCA in 2014, Action/Response, a two night cross-disciplinary program for Dance Massive 2013 and Power...
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The Grand Tour: Cities Shaped by Art

...aesthetics and perspectives from the global south and was previously Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. As an independent curator Ivan has facilitated a series of cross-cultural projects between his native Mexico and adopted Australian home aiming to provide increased...