August–September 2022

Post-Conceptual Painting

A discussion on contemporary painting, featured a different guest artist each week:

  • Angela Brennan
  • Emmanuel Rodriguez Chavez
  • Fu-on Chung
  • Sarah Hillary
  • Julie Irving
  • Clare Longely
  • Helen Johnson
  • Patrick Lundberg
  • Mathilde Rossier
  • Sam Rountree Williams
  • Kate Smith

Painting was considered as pictorial practice in the widest, non-denominational sense. Taking the decline in the power of conceptual art as a starting point, it explored the way painters this century  have re-embracing sensation, material effects and diverse approaches, unconcerned with the kinds of debates and/or fixations that ebbed and flowed in earlier moments of modernity.

In consultation with the guest artist, reading were taken from fiction, poetry, philosophy, political theory, film, a still image, or a joke!  

A package of historical texts on painting was included to contextualise the contemporary moment.  

Art Programme operates on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Alliance and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders past and present.

We offer our ongoing support for the Victorian State Government's Treaty process and for Yarra City’s working group who is implementing the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the Council.