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Upcoming

Reading Group #4 

2pm, Sunday 16 May, 2021

Seminar Room 1, Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library - hosted by Savannah Smith

There are two short readings this month which focus on the theme of labour. Both are taken from Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance. The first, 'Artists' Labour and the Speculation Economy,' is a discussion piece that broadly considers the uncertainty associated with committing to a career in the arts. The second, 'Women's Labour as the Culture Sector's Invisible Dark Matter,' is a republished essay by Macushla Robinson which interrogates the notion of women's labour as an act of love within both private and public spheres. 

Please contact savannah@melbourneartlibrary.org.au for more information, or to sign up.

Past

Melbourne Design Week, in partnership with the NGV:

 

'Reading Aloud' with Caliper Journal

11am, Saturday 27 March, 2021

Expanding Culture Through Publication

'Reading Aloud' with OFFICE

2pm, Saturday 27 March, 2021

The City as a Resource: How We Can Learn From Urban Fabric

'Reading Aloud' with Dr Ben Byrne and 

11am, Sunday 28 March, 2021

Engaging Community Through Place-Based Design and Creative Practice

'Reading Aloud' with Kate Rhodes and Nick Selenitsch

2pm, Sunday 28 March, 2021

Playing Together

Reading Group #3 

2pm, Sunday 14 March, 2021

Collingwood Yards - hosted by Savannah Smith

Responding to The Politics of Public Space, Volume Two. This publication is part of a quarterly publication by OFFICE which brings together transcripts from their public lecture series, 'The Politics of Public Space.' The second volume collates a series of global perspectives in order to address the effects of COVID-19, including the sudden changes in the way we interact and view our public spaces. 

Reading Group #2 

2pm, Sunday 7 Feb, 2021

Collingwood Yards - hosted by Savannah Smith

Responding to Dr. Gary Foley's Goori Reader No.1: History, Memory and the Role of Cultural Organisations in Entrenching Colonisation in Australia and Beyond

Reading Group #1 

6pm, Monday 14 Dec, 2020

Zoom - hosted by Savannah Smith

Discussion around Ksenia Cheinman's Creating Alternative Art Libraries quickly lead to a more general conversation around developing the potential of the MAL model and it's collection. A brilliant first text, we will likely revisit this article as a starting point again.

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