Art and Music at ANU School of Art

Dates & times

Wed 13 August 2014


Art and Music at ANU School of  Art

Wednesday 13 August –  Friday 15 August 2014

This will be a very exciting and fun week of talks, workshops and events scheduled to coincide with the opening of Colour Music at the Drill Hall Gallery.

Wednesday 13 August

School of Art Lecture Theatre

Artists discuss their work in relation to music


Welcome – Ruth Waller Head, Painting Workshop ANU School of Art

9.30am David Sequeira

10.00am  Nicci Haynes

10.30am  Liz Bodey

11.30  Peter Maloney

12.00  John Mills

12.30  Lunch

1.15  John Aslanidis

3.30  Opening  Painting Workshop  of  “And the beat goes on”

Thursday 14 August

Ross Manning Workshop 9am – 1pm

in Photomedia

Registration essential as numbers are limited – please register with

Simon Cottrell Art Forum 1.15pm 

in SoA Lecture Theatre

Simon will discuss parallels and counterpoints between approaches to processes of working with tangible/visual media and intangible/sound based media. Focussing on and expanding the simple idea put forward by Elisabeth Grosz that ‘all that enters our thoughts, firstly enters us via our senses. Regardless of the medium chosen, the foundation of all arts is in the direction of a sensorial experience.

Referring to examples ranging from composers Karlheinz Stockhausen to Wolfgang Rihm; improvising musicians from Ella Fitzgerald to Evan Parker; to visual artists from Jackson Pollock, Ross Manning, Peter Bauhaus, Simon will look at different theories in contemporary arts about the relationship between conscious concept/aims and intuitive/improvisatory process and even chance based progression.

6pm: Opening of COLOUR MUSIC at Drill Hall Gallery curated by Tony Oates

Official Opening with Charles Martin iPad performance

Features:Roy de Maistre, Hirschfield-Mack, Ostoja-Kotkowski, Frank Hinder, Botborg, John Aslanidis, John Nixon, David Sequeira, Cathy Blanchflower

Friday 15 August

9 – 10.30am  Sydney artist Nell & Brisbane’s David Thomas speak about their work

11am – 12noon & 1.30 -3.30pm – David Thomas Workshop

Canberra Painting Workshop: How it Really Happened, Fingers Are Ok; German Post Modernism an intensive collaborative painting project

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12.00- 1pm  Artists in conversation at the DRILL HALL GALLERY

with Tony Oates and Terence Maloon

Friday Evening at the Drill Hall – from 6pm

Colour Music projection at the DRILL HALL GALLERY,Ross manning, David M Thomas & Suzanne Howard, Botborg live perfomances



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