Body Place public programs

02 March —
30 March 2024
Body Place public programs

Engage with a series of talks and events expanding upon April Phillips' immersive exhibition, Body Place.



Friday 1 March, 5-10pm — More Than Real panel with Bankstown Arts Centre

Saturday 2 March, 2-5pm — Official opening event and Sub worlds: First Nations world building panel discussion

Saturday 9 March, 10-11am — Artist Walkthrough

Saturday 16 March, 2-4pm — Curators' Reflections

Saturday 23 March, 4:30-11pm — Crip Rave Theory x Body Place dance party

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It is our great pleasure to invite you to Body Place. Experience the immersive work for the first time, followed by a thought-provoking panel, Sub worlds: First Nations world building panel discussion.

Date: Saturday 2 March

Time: 2-5pm

Location: Utp, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200

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Sub worlds: First Nations world building panel

Join leading artists and thinkers to discuss Indigenous Futurisms. ‘Subworlds’ refers to pockets of imagined realms in art and fiction, that form parts of a wider world. Spend this afternoon with us to unpack ‘Body Place’s resonance with the speculative now. Discover the artists’ interconnected practices and the possibilities of digital art in many forms, such as games, video and music etc. 

Uncover what it means to create a world from the beginning, that foregrounds First Nations thinking, principles and perspectives. 

More about the speakers:

April Phillips is a Wiradjuri-Scottish woman of the Galari peoples, based on the Yuin Nation. She is aligned with representations of Indigenous futurism and intergenerational healing. Her art practice is cemented in digital arts; illustration, printmaking, AR research and experimentation with ceramics and glass. April leans into character design as a narrative tool to explore empathy, fun and form. Her use of vivid colour and unlikely digital processes celebrates the potential of computer art for a new world.

Kate ten Buuren is a Taungurung artist and curator interested in contemporary visual art, film and stories. She is a founding member of First Nations arts collective this mob, and grounds her practice in self-determination, self-representation and collectivism. Her writing can be found in print and online, including in Un Magazine, MCA, ACMI, this mob’s Black Wattle and more. Kate is Senior Curator, First Nations at MAP Co and has held curatorial positions at ACMI and Koorie Heritage Trust.

Hannah Donnelly is an award-winning Wiradjuri curator, artist, and producer. In 2022 Hannah established the Paul Ramsay Foundation’s First Nations core art collection and permanent exhibition at Yirranma Place, she was a curatorium member for the 23rd Biennale of Sydney and she edited Blacklight: Ten Years of First Nations Storytelling (Sweatshop), a literary anthology of First Nations storytelling from Western Sydney. Her practice and curatorial research spans Indigenous Futures, south-eastern Aboriginal art and intergenerational/intercultural collaborations. 

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.