Art Forum: Alana Ambados

07aug1:00 pm2:00 pmArt Forum: Alana Ambados

Event Details

Wednesday 7 August, 1–2pm, Black Theatre

Alana Ambados: Outside the White Cube

Alana Ambados will discuss exhibitions and artworks that engage with unconventional gallery spaces that give rise to participatory, socially engaged and collaborative art practices that blur the roles and responsibilities of gallery educators, curators, artists and the audience. Working beyond the gallery requires working across a range of factors that are usually outside of ones control – learning how to negotiate and navigate that terrain comes with interesting opportunities and challenges that shape how an artwork is made and perceived.

Specifically, Alana will examine Australian examples of exhibition and education programs from the Biennale of Sydney and Kaldor Public Art Projects, two contemporary art organisations that commission new work, situate themselves across public and private sites, and embrace an altruistic model of granting ‘access to contemporary art for all’.

Alana is the Education Outreach Officer at the National Art School, a role that sees her developing programs for schools, teachers and community groups on site at NAS and across NSW. Alana has developed and delivered education programs and publications for a range of international contemporary art festivals and organisations, including the 19th and 20th Biennale of Sydney and Kaldor Public Art Projects (Project 27: 13 Rooms, Project 30: Marina Abramovic and Project 32: Jonathan Jones).

Alana has produced education programs since 2010 for Sculpture by the Sea and dLux Media Arts, and has taught visual arts in a range of primary and high schools. Alana holds a Bachelor of Art Education from UNSW College of Fine Arts (now UNSW Art and Design), and is currently studying a Graduate Certificate of Social Impact at UNSW Business School.

Image: Eglė Budvytytė, Choreography for the running male, 2014, Performance in public space, 19th Biennale of Sydney, 2014. Photography by: Rasa Juškevičiūtė, Sebastian Kriete



(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Black Theatre

Forbes Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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