Tim Minchin in conversation with Ben Quilty
Join us for a rare conversation between two of Australia’s most acclaimed creative forces: Tim Minchin and Ben Quilty. Tim and Ben will discuss art and why it matters, creativity and how you work with it and their respective experiences of the Archibald Prize. This unmissable event coincides with the 15th anniversary of Art After Hours. So stay on afterwards for a piece of birthday cake and live music by The Speakers.
Tim Minchin is an Australian composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer and director. After debuting at Edinburgh Fringe in 2005, he was thrust onto the international stage and soon became Australia’s most globally recognised comedian. He has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, is the composer lyricist of two hit West End / Broadway musicals, Matilda and Groundhog day, and has appeared on several TV shows including a Robin hood reboot and the ABC’s Squinters which will both premiere this year. Minchin has also published two books: the graphic novel, Storm, and the illustrated children’s’ book, When I grow up.
Ben Quilty is one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists. His work is held in numerous institutional collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and Art Gallery of NSW. He has won several major awards in Australia including the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, National Self Portrait Prize and Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. Quilty has guest lectured extensively and is a trustee of the AGNSW.
Image: Tim Minchin