Panel discussion: Do I have to spell it out for you?

Sat 3 October 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Online - delivered via Zoom
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
10/03/2020 2:00pm 10/03/2020 3:00pm Panel discussion: Do I have to spell it out for you? Join artists from the exhibition ‘Do I have to spell it out for you?’ to discuss the value and power of text and language within their arts practice. Hear from Benjamin Aitken, Kate Just, Nasim Nasr, Kenny Pittock and Shevaun Wright. Gain a deeper understanding of each artist’s practice, and the artworks on display in Town Hall Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Do I have to spell it out for you?’  About 'Do I have to spell it out for you?' In a world over-saturated with information, many artists are turning to more didactic methods of communication. Some literally spell out their messages in text, while others use spoken language, revealing the cultural and political power of words as a means of resistance, a cultural artefact, a joke, a system of knowledge, and a tool of sovereignty.  See 'Do I have to spell it out for you?' in our online gallery. Image credit: Kenny Pittock, The Five Flavours of Apocalypso (Denial Donut, Bargaining Bubble Gum, Angry Orange, Depressed Durian, Acceptance Apricot) (2020), acrylic on ceramic, 25cm x 25cm x 5 cm each, image courtesy of the artist. Online - delivered via Zoom , Hawthorn VIC 3122 City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Join artists from the exhibition ‘Do I have to spell it out for you?’ to discuss the value and power of text and language within their arts practice. Hear from Benjamin Aitken, Kate Just, Nasim Nasr, Kenny Pittock and Shevaun Wright.

Gain a deeper understanding of each artist’s practice, and the artworks on display in Town Hall Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Do I have to spell it out for you?’ 

About 'Do I have to spell it out for you?'

In a world over-saturated with information, many artists are turning to more didactic methods of communication. Some literally spell out their messages in text, while others use spoken language, revealing the cultural and political power of words as a means of resistance, a cultural artefact, a joke, a system of knowledge, and a tool of sovereignty. 

See 'Do I have to spell it out for you?' in our online gallery.

Image credit: Kenny Pittock, The Five Flavours of Apocalypso (Denial Donut, Bargaining Bubble Gum, Angry Orange, Depressed Durian, Acceptance Apricot) (2020), acrylic on ceramic, 25cm x 25cm x 5 cm each, image courtesy of the artist.

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Boroondara Arts
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Visual Arts