The Art of Nature was a panel for the Adelaide Festival of Ideas in 2018 hosted by ADT.
As we career headlong through the Anthropocene period where human activity leaves it’s indelible, destructive trace on the planet we ask how artists might respond to this moment.
The forum brought together three artists discussing their own practice and perspective on nature along with Lisa Slade, the Assistant Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Julie Gough – is an indigenous visual artist, writer, curator based in Tasmania, Australia. Her research and art practice involves uncovering and re-presenting subsumed and often conflicting histories, often referring to her own and her family’s experiences as Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
Victoria Hunt – is an Australian-born artist working across the spheres of dance, choreography, culture, performance art and education. Her tribal affiliations are to Te Arawa, Rongowhaakata, Kahungunu Maori, English and Irish.
Garry Stewart – is the Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre. His creative work spans dance works for stage, film, performance installation, virtual reality and video installation. For the past several years he has created a body of works which explores humans within constructs of nature titled The Nature Series.
Lisa Slade is Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide. … Lisa also managed the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art in both 2012 and 2014. As Assistant Director, Lisa oversees the curatorial, exhibition, education and public program departments.