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AN ART HISTORIAN, AN ARTIST AND A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR SET TO MAKE WAVES AT HOTA



Creative talents from different walks of life to come together for an evening of inspiring conversation.

The next Meet the Wavemakers | Signs of Movement event is coming up on August 2 and is a support event for the A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift exhibition that is currently on display at Gallery at HOTA until September 9.
 
Guests to this event will participate in a lively discussion on movement and its cultural manifestations.  No topic is off limit as these experts in their fields talk about how they use movement through their ideas and practice.  They will share stories about their lives, works, fears and everything in between.
 
“The Gallery is looking forward to bringing to the Gold Coast an event that offers a rare opportunity to meet and engage with nationally recognised professionals from contrasting areas of the arts,” said Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director, Gallery at HOTA.
 
This year’s Wavemakers are Geraldine Barlow, Curator of International Art, QAGOMA; local artist Dr Chris Bennie and Co-founder of Boomerang Bags, Jordyn De Boer.
 
GERALDINE BARLOW
Curator of International Art, QAGOMA
Geraldine thrives on the energy of intersections between people and cultures, drawing from her mixed Anglo-Celtic and Maori-Ngapuhi descent, as well as her work with artists from Australia and around the globe. She is interested in memory, trauma, justice, beauty and the creative process, returning to question the place of individual agency in our shared society. Recent curatorial projects at QAGOMA include Gerhard Richter – The Life of Images, Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything and Tim Fairfax: A World View.
 
DR. CHRIS BENNIE
Artist
Chris Bennie works in video, performance, installation, photography, construction and painting. His work explores banality to offer fantastic, profound and monumental alternatives. He is intrigued by diverse subjects including: the moon; discarded paintings; nuclear reactor control rooms; deities; flood-affected caravans; paint-splattered floors; sunsets; dancing; animals and the act of urinating. Chris lectures in Fine Art at Griffith University Queensland College of Art and Visual Art at University of Canberra Queensland TAFE Campus.
 
JORDYN DE BOER
Co-founder of Boomerang Bags
Boomerang Bags kicked off in 2013 when Co-founders, Tania Potts and Jordyn de Boer met up with the dream of reducing plastic bags within their community of Burleigh Heads. Thanks to dozens of amazing supporters and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, Boomerang Bags is now spreading into communities Australia-wide.
 
Date: Thurs 2 Aug
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Cost: $15 / Concessions $10
 
To book tickets, visit www. hota.com.au/gallery/meet-wavemakers-signs-movement

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