CreativeMornings/Sydney with Tony Stephens
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM (EST)
Tickets will become available Wednesday February 20th at 11am.
Free breakfast and coffee from 8:30am
Talk begins at 9:00am
Venue Heffron Hall, 34 Burton St Darlinghurst
Regular CM'rs please take note of the new location which is just off Oxford Street.
Global Topic Money
Moving into the second month of global topics for all CreativeMornings chapters around the globe we'll be hosting a talk on Money. Take a look at this great illustration by Amsterdam based Illustrator and designer Tim Boelaars!
We're excited to announce Tony Stephens, Director of Art Bank as our February speaker on the global topic of Money!
Tony has been an active part of Australia’s arts and cultural sector for over ten years. Working as a curator, administrator, writer and facilitator, he began his arts career in Brisbane working for a small not-for-profit publisher. From there he went on to be the Chief Executive Officer of Artworkers Alliance – working concurrently as the Festival Director of the Arc Biennial. In 2007 he moved south to take up the role of Director, Grantpirrie Gallery in Sydney.
Exhibiting Australian art both nationally and internationally, Tony has worked with some of the country’s best known artists including Tracey Moffatt, Ben Quilty, Hossein Valamanesh, Judith Wright and Michael Zavros. His experience includes national and international art fairs and exhibition projects, pop-up galleries and, in the case of Mel O’Callaghan, a solo exhibition that incorporated a converted truck-come-gallery – touring Melbourne during the 2010 Melbourne Art Fair.
Tony is currently the Director of Artbank – a government support agency established to collect and promote the work of Australian contemporary visual artists.
Artbank was formed in 1980 by the Australian government through the allocation of operational funding and 600 works from the National Gallery of Australia’s touring collection. Conceived as a support mechanism for Australian contemporary art, Artbank has two main objectives defined within the organisational Charter:
- to support the development of Australian contemporary art though the acquisition of the work of living artists; and
- the promotion of the value of Australian contemporary art to the broader public through a leasing program and other initiatives.
Since its formation, Artbank has actively collected the work of living Australian artists, expanding on its initial 600 works to develop a collection of nearly 10,000 pieces of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural product spanning art form practice and medium. The collection was most recently valued at nearly thirty-five millions dollars and is an extremely valuable asset both in terms of inherent worth and cultural significance. Artbank manages this public collection on behalf of the Commonwealth.
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When & Where
CreativeMornings is a monthly speaker series and morning gathering of creative types. Each event includes a 15-20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 8:50am and everyone taking off for work at 9:40am. CreativeMornings are free of charge!
CreativeMornings/Sydney is organized by Flyn, Max and Maggie