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Drawing on the talents and expertise of various professionals, The Art Room wants to positively contribute to the development of emerging artists by offering this series of workshops.  Our next session is:

CONVERSATIONS AND QUESTIONS FOR YOUR PRACTICE
Hannah Bertram (Aus) and Maria Chávez (US/Peru) met at the Merce Cunningham studio in New York in 2009. Drawn together by the creative question “How do we share our ephemeral art practice?” they did not know at the time that their magnetism towards each other would unfold into an ongoing conversation about gender, power, creativity, survival, failure, love and solidarity. Now they find themselves in Melbourne at the same time, with a moment to spare, a longing to give, share and receive.

The two artists will ask each other big difficult questions such as: What excellent advice do you give other artists but don’t completely follow yourself and why? Is this what you thought it would be like? Do you think you are doing enough?

The audience will be invited to share when we turn our questions to you and you turn your questions to us. This is a deep dive into the practical, philosophical, personal and fragile state of being artists.

Saturday 15th December
1 – 3pm
$20
Afternoon tea included
PLACES ARE LIMITED

COLLABORATING SUCCESSFULLY – 2019 Date TBC
Collaborating is not an easy task for some artists who find it difficult to separate themselves from their own work.  Working with others is almost always harder than working alone.

After ten years of trying to collaborate together Louise Blyton and Cat Poljski have finally worked out how to do it successfully!  They’ve learned that the exchange of ideas and the experimental process are key components in collaboration.  And that no matter what the circumstances, collaborations can unlock untold creative riches.  As one engages with the other’s imagination, the process unfolds.

In this workshop Louise and Cat will be sharing what they have learned from their previous unsuccessful collaboration attempts and how they worked together to exhibit their collaborative pieces this year.

OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS WE’LL BE COVERING IN UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:
– Crowdfunding
– Taxation for artists
– Artist websites

We’d also love to hear from YOU!  What do you want to learn more about?  Please send us your ideas and we’ll find the perfect artists with expertise in these areas to host the workshops.

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