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Hugh Williamson Lecture: Michael Pinsky

20 August 2019 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free

Buy less, bin less: the culture of consuming

Things are cheap. Space is expensive. Large private art galleries exhibiting a few select artworks epitomise the contemporary expression of wealth. However, behind this minimalism lies a world of waste.

Michael Pinsky envisions his art as a service rather than a product. His interests lie in the public and public space rather than with the private collector and the private gallery. Wherever possible he seeks to reuse, recycle and adapt to create his installations using local materials, knowledge and labour. Michael Pinsky will present his journey as an artist and activist, suggesting that art can play a critical role in changing people’s lives and challenging the capitalist narrative that unfettered economic growth is the global panacea.

Details

Date:
20 August 2019
Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-hugh-williamson-lecture-michael-pinsky-tickets-64352350613

Venue

Federation Hall, Theatre 205
7-17 Grant Street #5
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia

Organiser

Ellie Michaelides
Phone:
03 8344 6106
Email:
ellie.michaelides@unimelb.edu.au
Website:
melbourne.sciencegallery.com

Other

Event type:
Talk
Suitable for:
Secondary students, Adults
Topic:
Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
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