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Celebrity talks: From titillation to taboos

Celebrity talks: From titillation to taboos

Exposing the human body

In association with Nude: art from the Tate collection, this celebrity speaker series dissects the ways in which the human form excites and confronts us. Celebrating different incarnations of the body, we explore the sensual, visceral and mortal.

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01 From titillation to taboos: Richard Glover

Celebrity talks: From titillation to taboos
Exposing the human body

In association with Nude: art from the Tate collection, this celebrity speaker series dissects the ways in which the human form excites and confronts us. Celebrating different incarnations of the body, we explore the sensual, visceral and mortal.

Richard Glover

Richard Glover is well known as the popular host of the Drive show on ABC radio’s Sydney 702 and as the writer of a very funny 'Sydney Morning Herald’ column. He has never been shy about sharing the odd-ball sides of his life, but his new autobiography, 'Flesh wounds’, is unusually candid. He reveals that he is the survivor of a childhood in which his parents were weird and neglectful on a breathtaking scale. In this talk Richard ‘strips bare’ and tell us just how revealing it is possible to be.

02 From titillation to taboos: Kathy Lette

Celebrity talks: From titillation to taboos
Exposing the human body

In association with Nude: art from the Tate collection, this celebrity speaker series dissects the ways in which the human form excites and confronts us. Celebrating different incarnations of the body, we explore the sensual, visceral and mortal.

Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel 'Puberty blues’, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in the US, she wrote numerous international bestsellers including 'Mad cows’, 'How to kill your husband and other handy household hints’, 'To love, honour and betray’ and 'The boy who fell to Earth’. Her novels have been published in 17 languages around the world. Kathy appears regularly as a guest on the BBC and Sky News.

03 From titillation to taboos: Rafael Bonachela & Justin Paton

Celebrity talks: From titillation to taboos
Exposing the human body
In association with 'Nude: art from the Tate collection’, this celebrity speaker series dissects the ways in which the human form excites and confronts us. Celebrating different incarnations of the body, we explore the sensual, visceral and mortal.

Rafael Bonachela
Hear the artistic director of the Sydney Dance Company, Rafael Bonachela, talk with the Gallery’s head of international art, Justin Paton, about an exciting collaboration between the Gallery and Sydney Dance that will be performed as part of the Sydney Festival in January. 'Nude live’ features six dancers moving and breathing, their bodies and souls bared as they explore and respond to the imagery and themes of 'Nude: art from the Tate collection’.

04 From titillation to taboos: Kelli Jean Drinkwater

Celebrity talks: From titillation to taboos
Exposing the human body

In association with 'Nude: art from the Tate collection’, this celebrity speaker series dissects the ways in which the human form excites and confronts us. Celebrating different incarnations of the body, we explore the sensual, visceral and mortal.

Kelli Jean Drinkwater
Kelli Jean Drinkwater is an artist and activist recognised internationally for her creative practice and voice in radical body politics. Kelli Jean uses the body as a site to explore themes of identity, queer and feminist theory and society’s obsession with ‘perfection’. She takes the iconic and subverts it through the filter of her fatness. Often confrontational, her work aims to investigate the complex relationship we all have with our bodies.

Image: Kelli Jean Drinkwater. Photo: Toby Burrows