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Come and see these Defining Moments
The Clifton Hill Community Music Centre (CHCMC) was always a lively place from 1976 to 1984. Here the artists from two different generations made, performed, debated and occasionally "shirt-fronted" each other.
This occurred in the dilapidated rooms of an ex-organ factory where many generations earlier, Melbourne Town Hall's grand organ was assembled. This was a case of emerging postmodernism which came up against counterculture aesthetics.
CHCMC was one of the first places in Australia where the boundaries of performance, making music and films as well as installation-making were softened. Musicians here made films, while the visual artists made music, critics and theorists performed.
This current lecture will be by David Chesworth and the respondent will be Kelly Fliedner.
About David Chesworth David Chesworth is an artist and composer. For five years until 1982, he was the coordinator of the Clifton Hill Community Music Centre. Earlier in his career, he was the co-founder of post-punk band Essendon Airport. He is well-known for his experimental and minimalist music and has worked with electronics, contemporary ensembles, film, theatre and opera. He creates films and installations that are speculative and archaeological in a social and technological setting.
About Kelly Fliedner Kelly Fliedner is a Perth-based writer and curator who writes both fiction and art criticism. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia where she is writing on contemporary art pieces from South Asia.
This event will be held on Monday 5th August 2019 from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm. The cost of the tickets is:
Adult $35 full
Student/concession $20 Half season pass (4 lectures) $100 full Concession $65
It will be held at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank.
All tickets include a complimentary cocktail when you arrive and this is put on by the Melbourne Gin Company with CAPI. You can book at this link.
Please note the doors open at 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm sharp start.
ABOUT THE SERIES
This is more or less an essential crash-course in Australian exhibition history, and Defining Moments brings together a mixture of great voices to analyse the game changers in Australian art. It also shows how they have shaped art history and contemporary Australian culture more widely.
Presented by Abercrombie & Kent AU with Research Partner, Centre of Visual Art, it is supported by the City of Melbourne and their media partners Art Guide Australia, Triple R - 3RRR 102.7FM and The Saturday Paper.
ACCA is fully wheelchair accessible and has two disabled parking spaces just outside the entrance in Sturt Street and a wheelchair accessible bathroom. It is not necessary to phone ahead - just come on in! ACCA also has a wheelchair that it can hire out on request for use by visitors. They also welcome seeing-eye dogs in the gallery.
This will be an interesting event so make sure you do your bookings as soon as possible! You can read more at their Facebook page here.