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.
In Colour, debate
In Colour, debate
9 March 2017
The 2017 In Colour lecture series opened with a debate that will helped to find an answer to the question: is contemporary art chromophobic? Two e...
Turn! Turn! Turn! Reconsidering Art as Historiography
13 December 2016
International curator Dieter Roelstraete considers his past notions of art as an historical or historiographic tool using retrospective exercises.
Artist As Quarry
8 November 2016
The Artist As… Quarry traces the role and political rationale of self-marginalisation within the moral economy of contemporary art
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
15 October 2016
Artist/art historian, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll launches Art in the Time of Colony in conversation with Dr Amelia Barikin, Lecturer in Art Histor...
The Artist As… Archivist
13 Aug 2016
The fifth in The Artist As… series, co-presented with Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design and Architecture, Brook Andrew reflects on his c...
The Artist as Initiator
24 Aug 2016
In the fourth lecture in our year-long series The Artist As… co-presented with Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design and Architecture, Assoc...
30 June 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,...
6 July 2016
Brett Leavy is an Indigenous artist, immersive heritage specialist, inventor, and the driving force behind Virtual Songlines
Not About Us Without Us – art, film, and situated knowledge
14 June 2016
Jordenö talks about her method of collaboration in documentary cinema and social public art projects.
Gordon Hookey & Michael Aird
2 June 2016
Gordon Hookey and Michael Aird discuss the visual language of Hookey’s major new painting MURRILAND!
The Gas Imaginary
26 May 2016
Rachel O’Reilly discusses two collaborative drawing series from the ongoing project The Gas Imaginary (2011-).
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 Peders...