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    Panel discussion: World-building

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    As part of Platform Arts' Worlding program, join us in Gallery One for a cross-sector panel discussion about World-building through the lenses of art and critical theory, architecture, game design, spatial design, play and spirituality.

    Speakers include Dr. Peter Hill (professor of art and critical theory), Melinda Chapman (author/game-designer/playwright), Jess Hume (playground designer), Penny Jenkins (spiritual medium) and more TBC.


    Under the curation of Platform Arts’ Dr Amber Smith, the ‘worlding’ practices proposed in this exhibition reflect how artists un/build worlds and re/imagine the world as-it-is, with consideration to alternate realities, memory fields, truth-telling, and material-semiotic worlds. The mediums span video and digital media as well as object-based and archival practices, foregrounding First Nations and Diasporic perspectives, which together examine how everyday objects and technologies infiltrate artistic practice by co-opting and subverting these materialities. 

    These central themes culminated from Amber’s 2022 PhD: ‘Collecting, Display, and World-Building in Contemporary Art Practice: Putting the Wunderkammer back to work’. This research saw Amber investigate and unravel the more unconscious motivations behind object-based, accumulative art practices. Through Worlding, Amber invites viewers to contemplate how one exists among, between, and surrounded by material networks of things.

    Image: Madison Bycroft, video still from Waterlogue - Four on the Floor, 2024. Supported by Creative Australia, La Becque, Mécènes du sud 

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