As part of Your Big Idea Arts Northern Rivers presents Big Talks; a series of discussions with creatives and commentators who have something to say.
Big Talk No #1 Jon Campbell
Join us next Tuesday evening at the Byron School of Art for a free talk by artist Jon Campbell. Campbell will discuss his practice and highlight key projects and works from his oeuvre.
With his use of words and phrases as imagery, Jon Campbell captures aspects of his culture that are both lived and observed, that are local and national and that can be spoken, sung, and painted. Campbell’s finely tuned paintings, banners, neon’s, flags and songs demonstrate his love of Australian vernacular. His works define not only the look of the world in which Campbell lives, but the accent and humour of its language and how signs can articulate this culture and history.
Jon Campbell was born in 1961, Belfast, Northern Ireland and currently lives and works in Coburg, Victoria. Campbell studied painting at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1980-82) before completing a Graduate Diploma in Painting at the VCA in 1985.
Recent solo exhibitions include; MCA Collection: Jon Campbell, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2017-18); a major installation is presented alongside Absolutely Disgusting (2017), a 65 metre wall painting, commissioned by the MCA, that abstracts letters and works into colourful, joyful patterns, disguising the irreverent humour of Campbell’s art.
WHERE | Byron School of Art 112 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby | WHEN | Tuesday, 27 February | TIME | 5.30 – 7pm | FREE | Please RSVP email@example.com
Big Talk #2 From Here to There: Australian art and walking
As part of the Big Talk series and to mark the opening of From Here to There: Australian art and walking Arts Northern Rivers have partnered with Lismore Regional Gallery to present a day of big talks and big walks.
Walking Meditation with Nell | Come on a slow Saturday stroll with artist Nell and learn the basics of walking meditation. Walking meditation is a simple and universal practice that uses the natural rhythm and movement of walking to come into the present.
Artists in Conversation | Join artists from the exhibition, Lauren Brincat, Noel McKenna, Rebecca Gallo and Dean Brown as they discuss their work with Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Senior Curator, Visual Arts, Carriageworks.
From Here to There presents the work of leading Australian artists who use the everyday act of walking in their art. Featuring work by Nell, Lauren Brincat, Dean Brown, Daniel Crooks, Nici Cumpston, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Alex Karaconji, Noel McKenna, Sarah Mosca, Liam O’Brien, Sarah Rodigari and Rebecca Gallo.Curated by Sharne Wolff and Jane Denison
Image | Nell, This Journey We Are On 2017, My old R.M Williams, two beautiful boomerangs made by Mervyn Rubuntja and Kevin McCormack, pigment, polyurethane; (This work was made for the Namatjira Project Auction, collaboration between the Namatjira family, Namatjira Legacy Trust, Iltja Ntjarra/Many Hands Art Centre, Tony Albert and TARNANTHI)