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GOMA Talks

During selected major exhibitions, the lively evening discussion program GOMA Talks explores contemporary ideas and issues from a range of perspectives with special guest panellists and ABC Radio National hosts. Since its inception in 2011, the program has touched on a range of topics and featured leading creative and critical thinkers from various fields. Audiences can interact during sessions via twitter or SMS.

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GOMA Talks Harvest

GOMA Talks Harvest

September – October 2013

During ‘Harvest’, the evening discussion program GOMA Talks explored food: its production, consumption and symbolism. Across three lively events, special guest panellists and ABC Radio National hosts Antony Funnell (Future Tense), Sarah Kanowski (Weekend Arts) and Paul Barclay (Big Ideas) examined contemporary ideas and issues around the lifeblood that is food.

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GOMA Talks: Food Futures
Thursday 3 July 2014 »

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GOMA Talks: Food, Art and Life
Thursday 17 July 2014 »

GOMA Talks: Politics of Food
Thursday 31 July 2014 »

GOMA Talks My Country

GOMA Talks My Country

September – October 2013

During ‘My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia’, the GOMA Talks interactive evening discussion series explored contemporary art, politics and ideas from a range of perspectives, with ABC Radio National hosts and special guests.

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GOMA Talks: Country
Thursday 5 September 2013 »

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GOMA Talks: Life
Thursday 19 September 2013 »

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GOMA Talks: History
Thursday 3 October 2013 »

GOMA Talks APT7

GOMA Talks APT7

February – April 2013

During APT7, GOMA Talks explored Australia’s place in the ‘Asian Century’ through four lively events.

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GOMA Talks:
Australia in the Asian Century
Thursday 21 February 2013 »

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GOMA Talks:
Events that shape the world
Thursday 7 March 2013 »

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GOMA Talks:
Living contemporary culture
Thursday 21 March 2013 »

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GOMA Talks:
Policy and Politics
Thursday 4 April 2013 »

GOMA Talks Contemporary Australia: Women

GOMA Talks Contemporary Australia: Women

June - July 2012

During 'Contemporary Australia: Women', GOMA Talks tackled some of the most topical questions about contemporary Australia, from national identity and business to sexuality and science.

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GOMA Talks Nationhood:
Who creates cultural identity?
Thursday 7 June 2012 »

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GOMA Talks Sex and Science :
What's the gender question?
Thursday 21 June 2012 »

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GOMA Talks Business Sense :
Who can make it in the top jobs?
Thursday 5 July 2012 »

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GOMA Talks Art and design:
Can women rewrite history?
Thursday 19 July 2012 »

GOMA Talks Surrealism

GOMA Talks Surrealism

August - September 2011

During 'Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams', GOMA Talks explored the mind, imagination and art from a range of perspectives. The series questioned how the mind's capacity evolved, and the contributions of philosophy, science, art and literature to new ideas and innovations.

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GOMA Talks Art and the imagination:
What makes creative minds tick?
Thursday 18 Augst 2011 »

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GOMA Talks Novel worlds:
What does the written word have to say?
Thursday 1 September 2011 »

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GOMA Talks Mastering the mind:
Do our brains control our behaviour?
Thursday 15 September 2011 »

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GOMA Talks Young minds:
What is in store for our creative future?
Thursday 29 September 2011 »

GOMA Talks 21st Century

GOMA Talks 21st Century

February - April 2011

GOMA Talks was first presented in partnership with ABC Radio National during the Gallery's '21st Century: Art in the First Decade' exhibition.

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GOMA Talks Communication:
Who are we in the world of Web 2.0?
Thursday 17 February 2011 »

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GOMA Talks Places:
What makes up a 21st Century city and are there any boundaries?
Thursday 3 March 2011 »

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GOMA Talks Design:
What does a 21st Century art museum look like and who is it for?
Thursday 17 March 2011 »

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GOMA Talks Science:
How are health and the environment linked in the 21st Century
and are our lifestyles putting economies at risk?
Thursday 31 March 2011 »

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GOMA Talks Futures:
What will the future of the 21st Century hold?
Thursday 14 April 2011 »