City Gallery

Past event

Conversations about Contemporary Art

Friday 27 January, 12pm

What is contemporary art? How do you look at artworks that you are unsure even is art? How do you make sense of art, is sense even required? In this monthly tour and talk series, participants are invited to analyse and debate art, discussing delightful and curly questions along the way.    

Join us for a short, entertaining look at part of our current exhibitions followed by a conversation in our boardroom. No knowledge of art history is required. This is a tour for people even if they are not sure contemporary art is their cup of tea—followed by a cup of tea. Or coffee. And a biscuit.      

Bookings are encouraged. 

January Topic:
What's that smell!? When we encounter contemporary art, we are often drawn to consider our sensessight, sound and touchbut what about smell? This month’s conversation will begin with a brief exploration of our current exhibition Antireality Peversion Void, focusing on the bespoke scent Fleshdozer created especially for this exhibition by local artist Nathan Taare. Join us afterwards for a discussion about other artists who create artworks which extend beyond the visible by employing scent to fill the space with their potent olfactory presence.

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