Talk, The Talk

#1: Outsider Art: Contemporary Considerations

27 April 2018.
RSVP by 24 April.

Arts West, The University of Melbourne
Level 5, Room 553



This talk will discuss some of the myths and stereotypes that have been applied to the work of Outsider artists. This can include artists experiencing disability, mental health issues or other forms of marginalisation over the last 100 years. We will be reflecting on the role of supported studios, such as Arts Projects Australia as a national and international model of excellence, and discuss the barriers faced in broader contemporary practice. 

Speaking on, Outsider Art: Historical Perspectives,  

Dr Anthony White
Senior Lecturer, School of Culture and Communications, The University
of Melbourne

Dr Anthony G. White, holds graduate degrees in art history from Harvard University and The University of Melbourne. He is the author of Lucio Fontana: Between Utopia and Kitsch (MIT Press, 2011) and, with Grace McQuilten, Art as Enterprise: Economic and Social Engagement in Contemporary Art (IB Tauris, 2016). His writing on modern and contemporary art has been published in  Art Bulletin, Artforum, Art Journal, October, Grey Room, Third Text, and The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art. 2000 – 2002 he was Curator of International Painting and Sculpture at the National Gallery of Australia where he mounted several exhibitions including Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles.  In 2008 he co-curated The Art of Making Sense at the Dax Centre in Melbourne. 

Speaking on, Arts Project Australia: Issues in Contemporary Practice,

MS Sim Luttin

Curator & Gallery Manager, Arts Project Australia

She has 15+ years experience working in the arts as a manager, administrator, curator and practitioner. She has developed exhibitions in Australia and USA in small to medium arts organisations, galleries, and non-traditional spaces. In 2008, she joined Arts Project Australia and manages its gallery, sales, exhibitions, artwork leasing, image licensing, and marketing initiatives. She has presented extensively on Arts Project Australia and its artists and has visited supported studios in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the USA. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art, RMIT, Melbourne; Diploma of Arts Management, University of South Australia; and Masters of Fine Art, Indiana University, USA. 



Talk, The Talk is an initiative by students and alumni of the Master of Art Curatorship, and supported by ACP PROJECTS and The University of Melbourne.