Five emerging artists from the ground-breaking new media exhibition Digital Futures, hope to inspire the work of Central Coast artists when they take part in a mentoring conversation with curator Abigail Moncrieff, in Wyong on Friday 23 August 2013.
The talk, facilitated by Central Coast’s Art Central, will provide local audiences with an opportunity to gain greater insight into the processes and concerns of these artists at the culmination of the Digital Futures pilot, mentorship programme, which is funded by Arts NSW in partnership with Regional Development Australia Central Coast, Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council, and project partners including the University of Newcastle – Central Coast.
The Digital Futures exhibition is on display at the Gosford Regional Gallery until September 1 2013, and features dynamic and cutting edge works by local artists including Christopher Balogh, Gany Erlano, Jake Fitzpatrick, Tiana Fulcher, Leah Jean, Natalie Robinson, Ellie Rose, Trystin Sinnott, Rebecca Street and Brittney Whybrow.
Abigail Moncrieff, who was recently the artistic director of Experimenta – the Fifth International Biennial of Media Art, and formerly the project coordinator of C3West at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Sydney, will lead the discussion about the nature of emerging new media arts on the Central Coast and the specific practices of Digital Futures exhibitors Balogh, Erlano, Fitzpatrick, Street and Whybrow.
“What keeps new media art exciting is its ever-changing form,” Moncrieff said.
“Conventions are quickly broken with each new generation of artists and technologies. I’m most excited about extracting the nuances and complexities of each artist’s work and their relationship with place, here on the Central Coast.”
Also in the conversation will be the Digital Futures mentors: artist Ella Barclay, sound and multimedia artist David Kirkpatrick and Indigenous Australian dancer and choreographer Katina Olsen, artistic support worker Sarah Easterman and Art Central’s Regional Community Creative Producer, Liz Carter, will reflect upon their experiences overseeing the development of the new media works by these emerging artists, during the last 12 months.
This event if free of charge and will be held at Wyong Memorial Hall from 6pm to 8pm. For more information or to secure your place at the event email firstname.lastname@example.org