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ACCA’s popular annual lecture series this year focuses on artists and the special interests that inspire and inform their art practice.

Leading Australian artists such as Bill Henson, Fiona Hall and Ronnievan Hout will discuss the subjects and pastimes that occupy them – from eavesdropping, UFOs, to the body and Brexit, with further lectures focusing on the stolen Picasso and art activism, architecture, social media and The Australian Ugliness.

Presented on Monday evenings at 6pm from April through November, the series offers a trans-generational insight into the inner lives and thinking of artists. They also come with a complimentary cocktail!

Tickets are $35 per lecture or $200 for a Season Pass to all eight lectures. Each ticket includes a complimentary cocktail specially created by the The Melbourne Gin Company and Starward Whisky, with a new recipe for every lecture.  

The program includes:

30 April, Bill Henson: The wilderness within: The body as the last frontier 

21 May, Ronnie van Hout on UFOs and amateurism

18 June, Fiona Hall : All along the watchtowers  

16 July – Peter Waples-Crowe on queer sexuality and community health

13 August – Joel Stern on Eavesdropping

10 September – Gabrielle de Vietri on the stolen Picasso and activism in art

15 October – Eugenia Lim on the Australian Ugliness

19 November – Larissa Hjorth on the lives, deaths and afterlives in and of social media 

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Event starts
Monday 30 April, 2018
Event Ends
Monday 19 November, 2018
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Venue Address
111 Sturt St, Southbank

Victoria, Melbourne

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