Thursday Night Live!

Thursday Night Live!

Renowned curator and festival director Rhoda Roberts AO has been announced as a panellist for the first event in an exciting new talks series – Thursday Night Live! – to launch this Thursday February 8 at Lismore Quadrangle.

Presented by the Lismore Regional Gallery and Southern Cross University, Thursday Night Live! is a new ongoing talks program which puts thought-provoking and big ideas in the spotlight. It will be held at the gallery’s event space on the second Thursday of each month.

‘Delve into the latest, sometimes dangerous, ideas in art, culture, science, politics and the lives behind those driving the scene,’ Quadrangle Placemaking Officer Marisa Snow said.

‘This is a thought-provoking and exciting program that will make you think, learn and sometimes squirm! Join us for a drink with friends, and immerse yourself in a world of new ideas. Every event will pose a provocation for speakers and audiences to respond to.’

The first provocation will be: Do we need art to create meaning in public space?

Confirmed on the panel is leading public artist Craig Walsh and renowned curator and festival director Rhoda Roberts AO. The discussion will be facilitated by Southern Cross University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker.

Ms Snow said the context for discussion will be ‘around the role of participatory art in the public realm to connect and create inclusiveness within a community.’

‘Through Rhoda’s leading work in curating large-scale ceremony we will also be exploring the role for modern-day ritual,’ she said.

Following the conversation will be an open Q&A session with audience members.

Thursday Night Live! events are free with doors opening at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Slate Café will be serving food and drinks from 5pm.

TICKETS | Running time: 6pm – 6.45 | Lismore Regional Gallery Event Space | Free entry | Please register here

Image | Kate Holmes