Join us in celebrating thirty years of Hatched: National Graduate Show with an Open Day at PICA. Come and see the exhibition and experience artist talks and performances throughout the main gallery space. The day will culminate in a professional development forum where professional artists, curators and community arts practitioners share their knowledge and experiences of forging careers in the arts.
- 12.30pm -1.30pm | Hatched Artist Talks & Performance (AUSLAN interpreted)
Facilitated by Miranda Johnson, Hatched Curatorial Fellow, the floor talks will feature Hatched 2021 artists Bradley Kickett (WA), Lisa Myeong-Joo (NSW) and Hannah Foley (TAS) and be followed by a performance by Hannah Foley, Breathing Backwards. Featuring eight local performers and organised by Claire Coleman, Director of Hengequeens, a feminist choir in Perth. The performance will activate the balcony spaces of PICA and encourage a consideration of breath and place.
- 2.30pm – 4pm | Hatched Forum
Playing Fair: Collaboration and social practice
Against a backdrop of social, political and environmental upheaval, the speakers on this panel provide insight to emerging artists on the challenges of navigating a career in independent professional arts practice. Forging a career as a professional artist comes with ethical and moral questions around seeking funding, working with communities and collaborating with artists, and representing your practice to institutions and business corporations.
Focusing on these topics including social practice and community arts engagement, environmental and social justice and the arts, sustainable artmaking, funding opportunities and obligations, and representing your practice to external parties, the speakers on this panel bring their wide range of experiences and areas of expertise including community arts, decolonisation and feminism, collaborative practice and independent arts and design.
Facilitated by Patrice Sharkey and featuring Hatched 2018 Alumni Elham Eshraghian, community cultural development practitioner Dr Pilar Kasat, director, writer and choreographer Sam Fox and multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer Tyrown Waigana.