Vivid Art After Hours

    • 	Image: Rebecca Huntley
    • Common ground

      Art After Hours, Access program, Auslan, Exhibition talk, Music

Over three successive Wednesdays, Vivid will take over the Art Gallery of NSW to create an intimate portrait of our better selves.

Tonight, in the second of these evenings, we explore collaboration and how we can find common ground when conflict emerges. Masterful musical collaborators Nadav Kahn, Lior and Tony Buchen perform as Air Land Sea. While you’re here, catch the Archibald Prize – a snapshot of the people who are important to us and capture our imaginations.

The 5.30pm curator talk by Anne Ryan, as well as the panel discussion at 6.30pm will be Auslan interpreted.

Part of Vivid Art After Hours, a series of talks and music programmed by Vivid over three Wednesday nights to create an intimate portrait of our better selves.

Wednesdays 6 June 2018, 5-10pm


No bookings required

Entry to the Gallery is free. If you want to visit Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018, you’ll need to buy an exhibition ticket.

For other events tonight, see the full Art After Hours listing

Related exhibition: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018

Related programs: Vivid Art After Hours 2018

Vivid Auslan

Image: Rebecca Huntley

    • Curator talk: Anne Ryan

      Free with exhibition entry

      Wednesday 6 June 5:30pm – 6pm

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      Australia’s most famous (and at times controversial) art prize presents portraits of the people that matter to us now, shaped through the eyes and hands of contemporary artists. Join curator of the 2018 Archibald Prize exhibition, Anne Ryan, as she walks you through this year’s portraits and discover how they reflect our concerns, desires and fascinations over the year that has passed.

      This talk will be Auslan interpreted.

      Note: This event requires a ticket to the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition. Buy your ticket online or at the information desk, then meet at the exhibition entrance.

      Location: Major exhibition gallery

      Related exhibition: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018

      Image: Anne Ryan

    • Panel: Common ground


      Wednesday 6 June 6:30pm – 7pm

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      Rebecca Huntley and Lenore Taylor

      How do we find common ground where there’s tension? How do we reconcile differences of opinion on the issues destined to affect us all? Social researcher Rebecca Huntley and journalist Lenore Taylor explore these questions in their Common ground podcast series for The Guardian Australia. Common ground is a meeting of minds in which four Australians of different ages, life experiences and political leanings debate hot button issues including immigration, same-sex marriage, and inequality. The aim of the series is to go beyond our ‘filter bubbles’ to understand how voters form their views and why they are disillusioned with the political system.

      Find out what Lenore and Rebecca unearthed in the process of creating Common ground and the picture it paints of Australia. Discover how we can all benefit by broadening our frame of reference to become better informed, rather than remaining too comfortable in our bubbles.

      Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia’s foremost researchers on social and consumer trends. She is the author of numerous books including the recent Still lucky: why you should feel optimistic about Australia and its people. Having written features for Australian Vogue and columns for BRW and presented Radio National’s Drive program on Fridays, she now writes and podcasts for The Guardian Australia.

      Lenore Taylor is the editor-in-chief of The Guardian Australia. She has won two Walkley awards and has twice won the Paul Lyneham award for excellence in press gallery journalism. She is also co-author of the book Shitstorm on the Rudd government’s response to the global economic crisis.

      This talk will be Auslan interpreted.

      Location: Entrance court

      Image: Lenore Taylor

    • Live music: Air Land Sea


      Wednesday 6 June 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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      Air Land Sea is a new project from songwriters Nadav Kahn, Lior and Tony Buchen.

      When three best friends (who all happen to be musicians) spend a weekend sitting around a fire place, playing guitar and sipping scotch in a remote eco-cabin in rural Victoria surrounded by Alpacas, its not surprising that they will accidently write a record. Vibing on the years of travel, childhood memories, good times and heartaches they’ve seen each other through, Air Land Sea became the band that was never going to happen – but was always meant to happen. Air Land Sea compose and create a collection of highly emotive, harmony driven original songs in a truly organic collaboration.

      Vivid Art After Hours launches their passionate, debut album.

      Location: Entrance court

      Image: Air Land Sea