Alana Ambados will discuss the rise of participatory art practices that blur the responsibility of gallery educators, curators and artists – arts practitioners who sit across the production
Alana Ambados will discuss the rise of participatory art practices that blur the responsibility of gallery educators, curators and artists – arts practitioners who sit across the production of artworks and knowledge, and the extent to which the public can engage with such ideas, objects and sites. Specifically, Alana will examine Australian examples of education programs and artists’ practice 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 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 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 currently works as the Education Outreach Officer at NAS.
Image: Hubert Czerepok, Let’s Change It All, 2014. Part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island, 2014 Photo: Gunter Hung