MTalks Dwelling as a political form: The work of Archie Moore

Tue 20 Dec 2016, 6.15pm–7.15pm



2016-12-20 2016-12-20 Australia/Melbourne Dwelling as a political form: The work of Archie Moore MPavilion MPAVILION
Sydney, Australia: Artist Archie Moore's, A Home Away From Home (Bennelong/Vera's Hut 2016) as part of the 20th Bienale of Sydney at the Botanic Gardens on 11th, April, 2016.

Photo by Wendell Teodoro

Perhaps you remember July, when the days were short and the sun was hypothetical, when we announced to you the MPavilion / Art Monthly Writing Award winner as Tess Maunder. Tess’s winning essay proposal explores how interdisciplinary collaboration can highlight contested national histories and to do this she will be using Archie Moore’s project Home Away From Home (Bennelong/Vera’s Hut)—along with similar global examples—as the essay’s case study.

Come to MPavilion for the presentation of the 2016 MPavilion/Art Monthly Writing Award to Tess Maunder, who will be joined in conversation by Art Monthly editor Michael Fitzgerald. The award, now in its second year, celebrates writing that explores the nexus between art and design, and Tess’s winning essay explores the conceptual idea of ‘dwelling’ in the practice of Indigenous artist Archie Moore. The conversation will also launch the December 2016 edition of Art Monthly Australasia, in which Tess’s essay is proudly published.

Main image: Archie Moore, A Home Away from Home (Bennelong/Vera’s Hut), 2016, installation view, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Royal Botanic Garden, 2016; mixed-media installation, 433.2 x 345 x 258.4cm; made with assistance from Neil Hobbs and Karina Harris, and Kevin O’Brien; image courtesy the artist and The Commercial Gallery, Sydney; photo: Wendell Teodoro

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