The Role of Artist in Public Life

Date 25.02.2022 - 25.02.2022
Time 6:00pm (AEDT)
Location Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
Date: 25.02.2022 Time: 6:00pm (AEDT)


This event brings together three artists, Keg de Souza, Abdullah M.I. Syed and Salote Tawale, with differing artistic practices and approaches to artmaking with community and for community. Moderated by Pedro de Almeida, MCA Senior Curator, C3 West, the talk will also reflect on the ways artists consider public within their practice both pre-pandemic and in a post-pandemic era.

The artists all share a mutual interest in spatial justice; the sharing of stories and histories of displacement. This panel is an opportunity to critically assess as well as imagine a collective and authentic future of art and artists.

Presented in collaboration with Ikon Gallery and as part of the UK/Australian Season, two conversations will take place in Sydney and Birmingham –following on from a provocation from Skinder Hundal MBE Director of Arts, British Council on the role of artists today.