A slowness that feels good
Embodied dance workshop
Join artist Tay Haggarty for an embodied movement workshop in which they share their process for devising the performance elements of their exhibition LINK.
Tay will guide an intimate group through activities designed to connect with surrounding space, slow down, and be present. Using sound, touch or proximity, and movement Tay will encourage participants to explore the idea of a collective ‘emotional landscape’ and introduce the instructional parameters that guide the improvised performances of the exhibition LINK. This workshop is open to all bodies and does not require any prior movement experience.
Join one of three sessions:
24 April, 2–3pm
1 May, 2–3pm
15 May, 2–3pm
LINK is a series of sculptural objects and performances that bring attention to bodies, gender, and difference. Haggarty was the 2019 recipient of the Jeremy Hynes Award, awarded to an experimental Queensland artist in the earlier stages of their career to develop a new solo presentation at the IMA.
Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring their own water bottle. Participants must be over 18 years of age.
Should you feel unable to attend this event for financial reasons or if there is anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07 3252 5750.
This is a COVID-Safe event. Participants will not be financially penalised should they need to cancel due to experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
COVID safety advice:
—Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.
—If you become unwell during the event locate an IMA staff member.
—Maintaining physical distancing is the individual’s responsibility.
We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor and we welcome guide and support dogs. Find out more about the accessibility of our facilities and program here.
Tay Haggarty’s practice explores how reductive forms can be used as an open field to reflect upon personal and shared experience. These investigations take the form of collaborations, performances, videos, installations and sculpture. Haggarty uses industrial and ready-made materials that, when arranged within a space, heighten precarious elements through tension and balance. Their work is often minimal and site specific.
Haggarty is a co-director of CLUTCH collective and is one half of the collaborative duo Parallel Park. They completed their Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree at the Queensland University of Technology in 2015. They have exhibited locally within various group shows at spaces such as Metro Arts, Outer Space ARI and Box copy, and has had solo shows at Oral ARI, Kunstbunker ARI and Wreckers Artspace. Haggarty has also shown interstate at FELT space in Perth and West Space in Melbourne as well as internationally at the Ildiko Butler Gallery in New York. They were the 2019 recipient of the Jeremy Hynes award.