GOMA TALKS SUGAR SPIN

6.30 – 7.30pm, Thu 2 & 9 March | GOMA | Free

The evening discussion program GOMA Talks returns during ‘Sugar Spin’ for a discussion on pleasure, gratification and meaning in art and life. Across two lively events, join special guest panellists and ABC Radio National hosts Sarah Kanowski (Books and Arts) and Paul Barclay (Big Ideas). GOMA Talks sessions are free and no bookings are required to attend. Please arrive before 6.30pm to secure your seat.

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GOMA TALKS POP-UP BAR

Open from 5.15pm Drop into the Cinema Lounge before the talk to enjoy food and drink offerings at our pop-up bar

‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ PACKAGE

5.15 – 8.30pm | Book now 2 Mar | Book now 9 Mar

Deepen your GOMA Talks experience with our exclusive ‘Food for Thought’ package. Enjoy a delightful light bite to eat and piccolo of wine before the evening's GOMA Talks discussion and secure a reserved seat during the session. Following GOMA Talks enjoy a private, tailored tour of the ‘Sugar Spin’ exhibition with Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, Curatorial Manager, International Art, QAGOMA. See below for more details.

Bookings essential / $25 General Admission / $22
* QAGOMA Members. *Valid QAGOMA Member or Foundation card required.

SESSION 1

Sarah Kanowski

GOMA TALKS
CAN ART MAKE US HAPPY?
6.30pm Thursday 2 March 2017

Hosted by Sarah Kanowski, presenter of ABC Radio National's Books and Arts.

Contemporary art can be seen as a form of entertainment, yet our experience of art goes beyond simple delight. Can pleasure and meaning co-exist in art, and what does this mean for today’s art museum?

Michael Breakspear, Group Leader, Systems Neuroscience Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute ▸

Prof. A. C. Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities, London (via Skype from London) ▸

Kylie Legge, Founding Director, Place Partners ▸

Mark Pennings, Senior Lecturer, Creative Industries Faculty, School of Creative Practice, Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology ▸

Sarah Kanowski, ABC Radio National presenter, Books and Arts

SESSION 2

Paul Barclay

GOMA TALKS
GUILTY PLEASURE
6.30pm Thursday 9 March 2017

Hosted by Paul Barclay, presenter of ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas.

Self-gratification is generally frowned upon in favour of higher, more morally robust pursuits. Yet, self-indulgence plays a leading role in many aspects of our lives. Where do these instincts toward pleasure-seeking originate from, and can they be good for us?

Hrafnhildur Arnadóttir (aka Shoppy), ‘Sugar Spin’ artist (via Skype from New York) ▸

Dr Brock Bastian, ARC Future Fellow, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne ▸

Elizabeth Willing, artist ▸

Dr Nicholas Carah, Senior Lecturer, School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland ▸

Paul Barclay, ABC Radio National presenter, Big Ideas

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Deepen your GOMA Talks experience with our exclusive 'Food for Thought' package.

BOOK NOW 2 MAR BOOK NOW 9 MAR

Deepen your GOMA Talks experience with our exclusive ‘Food for Thought’ package. Enjoy a delightful light bite to eat and piccolo of wine before the evening's GOMA Talks discussion and secure a reserved seat during the session. Following GOMA Talks enjoy a private, tailored tour of the ‘Sugar Spin’ exhibition with QAGOMA curators

Bookings essential / $25 General Admission / $22* QAGOMA Members.

*Valid QAGOMA Member or Foundation card required

Enjoy the ‘Food for Thought’ package on either or both GOMA Talks nights. The package includes ▸


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