Controversy: When Art Touches a Nerve

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Symposium 2012

Speakers include
Julian Burnside AO QC, human rights advocate
Professor Alison Young, University of Melbourne, expert on law, crime and culture
Jane Clark, Senior Research Curator at MONA, Tasmania
Dr Mark Nicholls, Film critic and Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies, University of Melbourne
Ivan Durrant, artist
Dr Vivien Gaston, curator and art historian
Immerse yourself in a day of informative and lively debate about controversy in art in the grounds of the historic villa Beleura. Well known artists, historians, critics and lawyers will discuss how art continues to provoke intense reactions.
  • In a media driven world, are artists too concerned with shock tactics?
  • What subjects provoke strong reactions today?
  • Is it the role of art to promote
  • debate and how can confronting art lead to reflection and change?
Venue Beleura, Mornington
Date Saturday 4 August 2012, 10am to 5.15 pm
Cost: $95/$75 concession, includes lunch, morning tea, glass of wine, exhibition entry and tour
For bookings (essential) and further information contact Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery – 03 59754395