Public Programs, Education and Events

David Patton: Whipping Post, invitation, 2000 (detail). Courtesy ACCA Archive

Lecture – Mel Ramsden: Remembering Conceptual Art
The Fifth Ian Burn Memorial Lecture

1 March 2000    
A discussion by one of the leading proponents of Conceptual and Fluxus art, Mel Ramsden spoke on the legacy of Conceptual Art on contemporary practice. 
Presented in conjunction with the School of Literary, Visual and Cultural Studies, Monash University and the School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts.  
Media: Mel Ramsden with Kerry Ross, Arts Today, ABC Radio National, Thursday 24 February; Gabriella Coslovich, Arts Diary, Today, The Age, Wednesday 1 March.

Lecture – Lucy Orta
16 March 2000
Paris-based artist Lucy Orta spoke on her early training in fashion-textile design and her artistic practice. 
Presented in conjunction with the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne.

Screening – Cindy Sherman: Office Killer
26 & 30 March, 2 April 2000
The Melbourne premiere of Cindy Sherman’s film Office Killer with a special introduction by Philip Brophy.
Media: Adrian Martin, Sherman’s hard day at the office, The Age, Thursday 30 March, p. T5; Kay Stewart, Office Killer, The Saturday Age, Sunday 26 March, p. A9
Cindy Sherman: Office Killer invitation
30 March, The Age, Sherman's hard day at the office

Performance – Philip Brophy and Lazy 3: Sound Punch
5 April 2000
Sound performance by Philip Brophy, Dave Brown and Sean Baxter. This event was a feature in ACCA’s ongoing series of dedicated sound events throughout 1999 and 2000.
Media: Bryce Berryman, Sightlines, Radio 3RRR, Thursday 30 April.
Sound Punch invitation

Lecture – Marko Peljhan
4 May 2000
Slovenian performance and media artist and writer, Peljhan, discussed his most recent work. Presented in conjunction with Experimenta Media Arts.
Marko Peljhan lecture invitation

Screening – BLINK
18 & 19 May 2000
As part of the 2000 Next Wave Festival Wide Awake, ACCA presented Blink a survey of short video work by emerging artists. Over the two-week period of the festival a special program of selected works were screened over two nights. 
Presented in conjunction with the 2000 Next Wave Festival.

Performance – David Patton: Whipping Post
22 May 2000
Patton’s performance involved a 23 minute live version of the Allman Brothers’ song Whipping Post played by the artist using only his index-finger to turn the record on an unplugged turntable. 
Presented in conjunction with 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. 
Media: David Patton with Megan Spencer, Creatures of the spotlight, 3JJJ, Sunday 14 May & Thursday 18 May.
David Patton: Whipping Post invitation

Lecture – Daina Augaitis: Another Asia Pacific Rim – Vancouver Photo Practice
24 May    2000
Daina Augaitis, Acting Director of Vancouver Art Gallery and a former Director of Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre for the Arts, discussed the current situation and the last two decades of visual arts practice in Vancouver. 
Presented in conjunction with the Centre for Contemporary Photography and the Biennale of Sydney Outreach Program.  
Another Asia Pacific Rim invitation  

Performance and artist talk – David Shea
12 July 2000
Shea performed his mix of classical, experimental, filmic and dancefloor sounds and gave a talk about his work as an improviser, composer, club DJ, and collaborator with many artists of the downtown New York scene.            
Media: Andez Bergen, David Shea, TRM, Vol 3. No.10, July; David Shea with Kym Tomlin, Rude Mechanical, radio 3PBS, Wednesday 12 July.

Performance – Slave Pianos Featuring Graeme Leak and DJ Shakenbake: Aperto
17 July 2000        

Lecture – Helen Grace: Before Utopia, a non-official prehistory of the present
24 July 2000
Helen Grace, Senior Lecturer in the School of Cultural Histories and Futures, University of Western Sydney, Nepean discussed her recent CDROM work, Before Utopia.    

Forum – Contemporary Art, Popular Art and Art Education
9 August 2000
ACCA presented a special education forum to provide teachers with an insight into some of the predominant issues within the recent art curriculum. 
Presented in conjunction with Arts Education Victoria.     
Speakers: Chris McAuliffe, Ricky Swallow, Tania Ticky    

Forum – Post Appropriation
12 August 2000
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Rent.        
Speakers: Rex Butler, Juliana Engberg, Edward Colless.
Post Appropriation invitation

Performance – Philip Brophy: Evaporated Music
21 August 2000
Philip Brophy presented a surround-sound video performance and lecture during which video clips by well-known pop celebrities were deconstructed via a new soundtrack.    
Media: Lily Bragge, Get a Life, Good Weekend, The Age, Saturday 19 August, p.11.
Philip Brophy: Evaporated Music invitation

Lecture – Ihab Hassan: What was Postmodernism?
29 August 2000
Internationally acclaimed philosopher and writer Hassan delivered a keynote lecture examining concepts of postmodernism, its historical development, theoretical difficulties and its various manifestations in art, architecture, music and literature.            
Media: ACCA Lecture, What was Postmodernism? Like, Art magazine, No. 12, Winter, p.65
Ihab Hasson: What was Postmodernism? invitation

Forum – Beyond the Biennial #2
25 September 2000
Continuing the dialogue initiated earlier in the year in a public forum held at 200 Gertrude Street, ACCA hosted a forum for invited participants that explored the future of biennial-type events in Melbourne.         
Panel: Allison Carrol, Victoria Lynn, Bala Starr, Tessa Dwyer and Sarah Tutton.

Artist Talk – Scanner (AKA Robin Rimbaud)
12 October 2000            

Performance – Sonic Residues Series
17 November – 3 December 2000    
The concert program featured seven events involving works by established, internationally recognised artists and by relative newcomers.    
Co-ordinated by Garth Paine.

Lecture – SCANNER (AKA Robin Rimbaud)
12 October 2000
Renowned UK artist, musician and writer, Scanner spoke about his practice, which incorporates the scavenging of material from the electronic communication highways. Scanner also performed some of his recent works. 

Lecture – Rene Block: International Contemporary Art Biennales
22 November 2000
Curator, Rene Block, spoke informally on the subject of international biennales to invited representatives of the Melbourne contemporary arts community. 
Presented at Storey Hall, RMIT and held in conjunction with RMIT Gallery.         

Education – Teachers Session: What’s inside a YBA
9 December 2000            
A special teacher’s forum held in conjunction with the British Council that investigated art education in the UK and Australia and explored issues raised by the exhibition London Orphan Asylum
Participants: Rebecca Matthews and Sarah Hatton, Clare Manchester and Matthew Franks, Kate Barber