Tarryn Gill, Tricksters, 2018, mixed media. Image courtesy the artist.

Saturday 27 July 2019, 10 – 11:30 am

Pricing: Free

Location: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Ct, Adelaide SA 5000

Love reading? Love art? Looking for a new way to engage with contemporary art and art making?

Come along to a free book club led by independent curator Eleanor Scicchitano exploring links between Tricksters by Tarryn Gill, presented as part of the 2019 Ramsay Art Prize at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the novel Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. The book club will also discuss themes within the Ramsay Art Prize more broadly.

You are invited to head along to AGSA and visit the exhibition , then read the book  or listen as an audio book (available at libraries, or for purchase as a hard copy or eBook) before coming together to discuss ways in which the two intersect over morning tea at the Minor Works building.

Eleanor Scicchitano.

Eleanor Scicchitano

Eleanor is an Adelaide-based independent curator and writer. From 2013 – 2019 she was the Visual Arts Program Curator at Country Arts SA, and before that the Visual Arts Coordinator at Tandanya – National Aboriginal Cultural Institute from 2011 – 2013. She has previously held volunteer roles including co-director of FELTspace ARI. She graduated with a Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies from the University of Adelaide in 2012, and is the current Chair of the Art History and Curatorship Alumni Network, which supports graduates with networking and professional development opportunities. From 2014-2016 she sat on the Board of Directors of the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, and from 2017-2019 on the Board of ACE Open. In 2015 Eleanor travelled to Venice where she was a Team Leader at the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, as part of the Australia Council’s Professional Development program. In 2018 she received a Darling Travel Grant, which saw her travel to the UK and Italy to research community engagement strategies in contemporary art spaces. 

Scicchitano’s curatorial practice commonly involves working with artists to explore identity and the body, and the way in which the body is used as a vehicle in contemporary art to challenge and explore who they are. In 2017 she presented I’m a feminist but… at Praxis Artspace, Adelaide, as part of FRAN Fest 2017. It was re-presented in the Walkway Gallery, Bordertown in 2018. She has previously curated exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, FELTspace ARI and Artbank, Sydney.

Please note spaces are limited, all registrations for this free must be booked via Eventbrite.

This workshop is part of the ART WORKS program, an initiative delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide at the Minor Works Building.

The Minor Works Building is located just off Stamford Court between Sturt Street and Wright Street and sits within the Ergo Apartments development. The two-storey building is owned by City of Adelaide and was originally part of the Council’s old Sturt Street Depot, a warehouse built for the City Engineer’s Department in 1939.

Photographs and/or video may be taken at this event.

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