Participate in a lively discussion on movement and its cultural manifestations. Hear how an art historian, an artist and a social entrepreneur use movement through their ideas and practice.
Each Meet the Wavemakers event brings nationally recognised movers and shakers from contrasting areas of the public arena for a candid conversation about their lives, works, fears, and everything in between.
Whether they are from the same walk of life or from completely different backgrounds, our Wavemakers reveal what fuels them, what troubles them and how they channel that passion into their work. The audience is treated to a rare insight into the thoughts and talent of the people who challenge and shape our cultural landscape.
This program supports A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift on display at Gallery HOTA July 21 – Sep 9.
About our Wavemakers:Geraldine Barlow, Curator of International Art, QAGOMA
Geraldine thrives on the energy of intersections between people and cultures, drawing from her mixed Anglo-Celtic and Maori-Ngapuhi descent, as well as her work with artists from Australia and around the globe. She is interested in memory, trauma, justice, beauty and the creative process, returning to question the place of individual agency in our shared society. Recent curatorial projects at QAGOMA include Gerhard Richter – The Life of Images, Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything and Tim Fairfax: A World View.
Dr. Chris Bennie
Chris Bennie works in video, performance, installation, photography, construction and painting. His work explores banality to offer fantastic, profound and monumental alternatives. He is intrigued by diverse subjects including: the moon; discarded paintings; nuclear reactor control rooms; deities; flood-affected caravans; paint-splattered floors; sunsets; dancing; animals and the act of urinating.
Chris lectures in Fine Art at Griffith University Queensland College of Art and Visual Art at University of Canberra Queensland Tafe Campus.
Jordyn De Boer, co-founder of Boomerang Bags
Boomerang Bags kicked off in 2013 when Co-founders, Tania Potts and Jordyn de Boer met up with the dream of reducing plastic bags within their community of Burleigh Heads. Thanks to dozens of amazing supporters and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, Boomerang Bags is now spreading into communities Australia-wide!