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The Nib Presents - Ashleigh Wilson in conversation with Stephen Romei

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32 - 48 Denison St

Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

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Join Ashleigh Wilson in conversation with Stephen Romei to discuss his new work On Artists


If we denounce an artist for bad behaviour, what becomes of the work that remains?

The #MeToo movement is overturning a cliché that has forgiven bad behaviour for years: to be creative is to be prone to eccentricity, madness, addiction and excess. No longer can artists be excused from the standards of conduct that apply to us all. But if we denounce the artist, then what becomes of the work that remains?

Ashleigh Wilson is the arts editor at The Australian. He won a Walkley Award for his series on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry, which led to a Senate inquiry. Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing (2016) was published by Text Publishing.

Stephen Romei is the Literary editor at The Australia.

On Artists is published by Melbourne University Press.

FREE. Refreshments served.

Books will be available for purchase on the night, with thanks to Nib Award Community partner, Gertrude and Alice Bookstore Cafe.

The Nib Presents series supports the Mark & Evette Nib Literary Award. Council acknowledges the generous support of our principal sponsor Mark & Evette Moran.

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