Conference Program

Brook Andrew, Warrang, 2012. Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photograph. Brook Andrew.jpg
Brook Andrew, Warrang, 2012. Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Photograph: Brook Andrew

The 21st Century Art Museum: Is Context Everything?

Day 1: Friday 15 November
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Challenging the Narrative: Indigenous Perspectives

8:15 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome to country + Commencement speeches
9:30 – 10:15 Keynote 1. Bruce Pascoe
10:15 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 Case Study 1. Wanda Nanibush
11:30 – 12:00 Case Study 2. Ngahiraka Mason
12:00 – 13:00 Panel discussion – Moderated by Hetti Perkins
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Networking Session
15:00 – 15:45 MCA gallery visits
16:00 – 20:00 Offsite Tours and Reception

Afternoon visits include the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Artspace Sydney, Firstdraft, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and UNSW Galleries.

Day 2: Saturday 16 November
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
The Future of Collections

8:15 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
9:15 – 10:00 Keynote 2. Franklin Sirmans
10:00 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Case Study 3. Lisa Reihana
11:15 – 11:45 Case Study 4. Hannah Mathews
11:45 – 12:45 Panel discussion – Moderated by Suhanya Raffel
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Discussion Workshops
16:00 – 20:00 Offsite Tours and Reception

Afternoon visits include the Redfern cultural walking tours and Carriageworks.

Day 3: Sunday 17 November
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Beyond the Walls

8:15 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
9:15 – 10:00 Keynote 3. Sally Tallant
10:00 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Case Study 4. Anne Loxley + Tony Albert
11:15 – 11:45 Case Study 5. Lara Strongman
11:45 – 12:45 Panel discussion – Moderated by Lee Weng Choy
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 General Assembly and Discussion
16:00 – 20:00 Offsite Tours and Reception

Afternoon visits include Art Gallery of New South Wales.


Conference registration includes:

— Access to all conference sessions
— Conference lunches, dinners and refreshment breaks
— Access to organized visits
— Coach service to and from planned visits
— Accommodation and airfare are not included

Cancellation policy:

— Conference registration is fully refundable prior to 01 September 2019
— 50% refundable between 01 September and 15 September 2019
— Non-refundable after 15 September 2019
— Registration closes on 30 September 2019