For forty years, the IMA has been vital space for conversations about contemporary art. We offer an extensive public program, including artist talks, lectures, and presentations. On this page, you can browse a selection of talks, and listen to them at your own leisure.
Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography
International curator Dieter Roelstraete considers his past notions of art as an historical or historiographic tool using retrospective exercises.
13 December 2016
Artist As Quarry
The Artist As… Quarry traces the role and political rationale of self-marginalisation within the moral economy of contemporary art
8 November 2016
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Artist/art historian, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll launches Art in the Time of Colony in conversation with Dr Amelia Barikin, Lecturer in Art History at the University of Queensland.
15 October 2016
The Artist As… Archivist
The fifth in The Artist As… series, co-presented with Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design and Architecture, Brook Andrew reflects on his collaborations and interventions in museums.
13 Aug 2016
The Artist as Initiator
In the fourth lecture in our year-long series The Artist As… co-presented with Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design and Architecture, Associate Professor Tara McDowell will focus on the ‘artist as initiator’
24 Aug 2016
Brisbane artist Ryan Presley discusses his works that traverse many of the themes and histories he has been investigating for the past several years, in association with Frontier Imaginaries: No Longer at Ease.
30 June 2016
Brett Leavy is an Indigenous artist, immersive heritage specialist, inventor, and the driving force behind Virtual Songlines
6 July 2016
Not About Us Without Us – art, film, and situated knowledge
Jordenö talks about her method of collaboration in documentary cinema and social public art projects.
14 June 2016
Gordon Hookey & Michael Aird
Gordon Hookey and Michael Aird discuss the visual language of Hookey’s major new painting MURRILAND!
2 June 2016
The Gas Imaginary
Rachel O’Reilly discusses two collaborative drawing series from the ongoing project The Gas Imaginary (2011-).
26 May 2016
Vivian Ziherl in discussion with Courtney Pedersen
Frontier Imaginaries discussion at QUT Art Museum, May 2016, with IMA Curatorial Fellow Vivian Ziherl regarding curatorial method with Courtney Pederson
The Artist as Collaborator
Pethick speaks about the artist as collaborator through examples from The Showroom, a non-profit independent contemporary art space in London, UK.