Choreography and the Gallery

Shelley Lasica, 'The Idea Of It', 2006
Shelley Lasica, The Idea Of It, 2006. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. Photograph: Rohan Young

Choreography and the Gallery is a one-day ‘salon’ exploring the creative and discursive territory between ‘the choreographic’ and the institutions and practices of art: the gallery or museum as a destination and organisation; the circumstances, conditions and objects one is surrounded by in these places; and the work of artists. Inspired by ideas of the ‘in-between’ and the blurring of art forms that are central to the 20th Biennale, this event brings together artists and thinkers working across practices and concepts now shared by both art and dance. Facilitated by Erin Brannigan, with participants including Phillip Adams, Deanne Butterworth, Matthew Day, Agatha Gothe-Snape with Brooke Stamp, Helen Grogan, Anneke Jaspers, Shelley Lasica, Jo Lloyd, Hannah Matthews, Emma Saunders, Tang Fu Kuen, Lizzie Thomson and Justene Williams.

Each participant has been invited to present 20-minute presentation to take place either in the Centenary Auditorium or the Central Court of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The first part of the session takes part in the Centenary Auditorium from 2–5 pm and has a limited capacity. This part of the event has received considerable interest and we have established a waitlist. There is a break from 5–6 pm and we move into the Central Court (entrance level foyer) from 6–8 pm – this latter part of the Salon is free for all to attend.

This event is part of the Performance Talks series presented in partnership with the School of the Arts & Media, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences for the 20th Biennale.


Centenary Auditorium and Central Court