Sydney Students Speak 2017
Explore different artworks around the Gallery each week
Taking inspiration from the works on display in Mikala Dwyer: a shape of thought and Out of the ordinary, some of Sydney’s most outstanding art and art history students will explore how contemporary artists reimagine familiar, everyday materials by using them in surprising and transformative ways.
Note: This talk series will start at 5.30pm, instead of 6pm as previously advertised. The Gallery apologises for any inconvenience.
Image: Kate Ahern from Sydney Students Speak 2016 with Angolo Bronzino’s Cosimo I de’ Medici in armour c1545
On Laith McGregor and Mikala Dwyer
India Urwin will talk about Laith McGregor’s Opal 2011 in the exhibition Out of the ordinary. India is in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in art history and film studies, and is greatly interested in how these two fields of study often interact. She hopes to further her studies after her degree is completed. India loves to explore how art can be rebellious.
Anna Honan will talk about Mikala Dwyer’s A weight of space 2016 in the exhibition Mikala Dwyer: a shape of thought. Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in art history and history, from Monash University and is currently studying a Master of Art Curating at the University of Sydney. She has held various internships in galleries both in Australia and internationally and studied contemporary curating at Goldsmiths University of London.
Wednesday 20 September 2017 5:30pm – 6:15pm
On Nicholas Mangan and Jonathan Jones
Antony Skinner will talk about Nicholas Mangan’s Untitled (nest) 2004 in the exhibition Out of the ordinary. He graduated from a Bachelor of Arts long ago, spent too long in public administration and four years teaching English as a second language in Istanbul followed by two years in Bangkok. He returned to Sydney in 2014, graduating from a Master of Museum Studies in 2016 focusing on objects, collections and engagement, and was a curatorial assistant at SH Ervin Gallery. He is now completing a Master of Art Curating at the University of Sydney.
Imogen King will talk about Jonathan Jones’ blue poles 2004 in the exhibition Out of the ordinary. Imogen is in her third year of a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in art history. She is a passionate theatre maker who is regularly directing, designing and acting. Her interests include 17th- and 18th-century France and treatments of the nude body. Imogen is hoping to continue her studies by undertaking honours.
Wednesday 27 September 2017 5:30pm – 6:15pm
On Rebecca Baumann and Philip Guston
Soo-Min Shim will talk about Rebecca Baumann’s Mixed Feelings 2012 in the exhibition Out of the ordinary. Soo-Min is completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in art history at the University of Sydney. She is currently completing a curatorial internship at the Art Gallery of NSW, having also interned at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. Soo-Min hopes to pursue curatorial studies in the future.
Joy Angelo Santos will talk about Philip Guston’s East Tenth 1977 in the exhibition Something living. Joy is an undergraduate student studying art history and theory and gender studies at the University of Sydney. He aspires to continue studying art history, and is interested in how the visual arts construct cultural ideas of gender, race and sexuality.
Wednesday 4 October 2017 5:30pm – 6:15pm