Enjoy Sunday afternoon coffee and hear 15 minutes of provocative posturing from our local next gen artists. Four Canberra-based artists will discuss their careers and try to answer the elusive question about why they do what they do in their respective artistic careers. Musician and composer Reuben Ingall, dance artist Jamie Winbank, interactive theatre practitioner and trombonist Michael Bailey, and visual artist George Rose will talk about their backgrounds, own artistic pursuits, challenges of the artistic life and future projects. Next Gen moderator will be Yolande Norris. Following the panel presentations there will be Q&A with the audience.
George Rose, with a graphics and design background, is currently a junior designer with New Best Friend, a multi-disciplinary studio. Rose is the Co-ordinator of the innovative Canberra City You Are Here, a curated festival which exists to showcase the best of Canberra's diverse independent and experimental arts and culture.
Jamie Winbank’s studies at The WA Academy of Performing Arts (Edith Cowan University) in Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, and other related physical Disciplines (including Improvisation, Yoga, Aerial, Choreography and Arts Management) have enriched his career in interactive theatre. This year he is a Board member for AUSDANCE ACT and has performed in and choreographed numerous projects in the ACT and throughout Australia.
Michael Bailey’s day job is as Front of House/Membership Manager at Canberra Museum and Gallery. Other pursuits include performing as a trombonist with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and as a creative member of Boho Interactive, a theatre company whose aim is to spread understanding of scientific concepts from many fields including complex systems science, Game Theory, Network Theory, climate and global change and the risks of ignoring the implications of these concepts.
In 2001 Reuben Ingall joined Quantum Leap Youth Choreographic Ensemble and participated in numerous contemporary dance productions with QL over the next five years. After producing a CD of his own compositions in 2003 he went on to produce scores for numerous film and dance projects. He currently performs his solo music live using guitar, vocals and pure-data patches, and also continues to works with local independent dance Adelina Larsson.
Facilitator for the event is Yolande Norris, an independent writer, curator and producer. She has worked for the National Gallery of Australia and the Canberra Contemporary Art Space, was editor of BMA Magazine’s Exhibitionist, and now comments intermittently about the arts in Canberra at her blog Useless Lines. Currently, Yolande is co-director of Critical Animals, a creative research symposium taking place in Newcastle as a part of This Is Not Art, is on the board of the Contemporary Arts Patrons Organisation and is a co-producer of You Are Here, an annual cross-arts festival commissioned by the Centenary of Canberra.
Cost > Free!
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