Terms of Engagement: Ethics and Participatory Art

I’m very excited to share that I’ve been invited to take part in a panel discussion on the subject of the ethics of participatory practice. This forum will take place as part of Melbourne Knowledge week and will be held at the Victorian College of the Arts on the 4 May 2016.

The forum will be chaired by my supervisor Dr James Oliver (VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne) with a brilliant cast of speakers including: Dr Kate Just (VCA and MCM, University of Melbourne), Tal Fitzpatrick (University of Melbourne), Juliana Keller (University of Melbourne) and Professor David Cross (Deakin University).

This forum will bring together a number of artists whose work sits in this space to address questions related to power and accountability within community arts practice. In particular it will discuss the ethical responsibility of artists to the wider communities they practice within, and to the artists’ individual ‘subjects’ who are left to deal with the aftermath of the ‘attention’ of researchers and artists.

For more information and to register for this event please visit: http://vca-mcm.unimelb.edu.au/events?id=1136 


Image courtesy of Tiffaney Bishop


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