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Public Seminar: Into the Light of Day2017-04-06
THURS 6 APRIL, 12.00-1.00PM, P152, LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST (off Albany St)
Into the Light of Day
Denise (Dee) Copland will give a presentation on her research methodology, which has resulted in various expeditions to wilderness regions such as Antarctica and the profound impact that such regions, coupled with her research, have had on her outlook and output.
DEE COPELAND graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts (Honours) in Printmaking, School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury (1977) and a Certificate of Graphic Design, CPIT (1971). National awards include CNZAC (1990), an Antarctic Arts Fellowship in 2001-2002) and several Artist-in-Residences since 1985. She has lectured at the School of Fine Arts, UC (1982-4); Senior Lecturer at the School of Art& Design, CPIT until 2006 and lectured at other Polytechnics and Summer Schools throughout NZ. She has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions, by invitation shown in numerous international Biennales in Europe and Asia, and in group exhibitions in Australia, Japan and France since 1978. Dee has printed for a number of NZ artists and produced a limited edition Printmaking book (1985). Her work is held in collections in NZ and internationally. She is full time artist, now living in Portobello, Dunedin.
Public Seminar: Creativity and Uncertainty2017-03-30
THURS 30 MARCH, 12.00-1.00PM, P152, LECTURE ROOM, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST, (off Albany St)
Creativity and Uncertainty: Stepping into the Unknown, by Margot Nash
Margot will share her research into the ‘unknown’ and the ‘uncertain’ as active and imaginative spaces for creative practitioners. Her work as a filmmaker has meant writing screenplays to raise money for production. Screenplays that might offer the promise of certainty for funding bodies, yet promises of certainty are inherently problematic for all artists. Things change once the process of engaging with the materials begins and then, as a work takes shape, it can steadfastly resist the direction it has been so studiously steered towards. Uncertainty creates anxiety, particularly for funding bodies, yet it is this discomfort, this ‘itch’ that drives artists and researchers. Certainty might promise the known, but uncertainty promises the possibility of the new.
She I will discuss the creative development of her most recent film The Silences (2105) a personal essay documentary about family secrets. I will share a free fall discovery-driven process and argue that it is within the mysterious interplay of the known and the unknown, of passion and reason and of logic and intuition - that creativity lies.
MARGOT NASH - Margot Nash is a filmmaker and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communications at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research and teaching areas are the theory and practice of screenwriting, film production, subtext and the gaps and silences in history. Her films include the experimental shorts We Aim To Please (co filmmaker 1976) Shadow Panic (1989 and the feature dramas Vacant Possession (1994) and Call Me Mum (2005). In 2016 she won an Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Award for her feature documentary The Silences (2015).
Exhibition: Kiri Mitchell2017-03-28
28 - 30 MARCH, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, RIEGO ST (off Albany St)