Join us to send off the year that was!
Our end-of-year open day is a chance to come together to celebrate our 2020 program with a full day of talks, tours, performance, book launches, workshops, and a pop-up artist market.
—At IMA Belltower explore Making Art Work, the IMA’s response to the pandemic, and join artists and curators in conversation as well as a free artist-led kids workshop.
—Be the first to get your hands on the long water: fibre stories publication. Join curator Freja Carmichael and artist Jenna Lee in conversation as well as a reading from poet Ellen van Neerven.
—Take part in new Making Art Work commissions by writing a protest letter with Richard Bell and see Ethan Enoch-Barlow perform spoken-word poetry as part of Digi Youth Arts’ commission with Dylan Mooney and Joella Warkill
—Join us in celebrating the launch of the fourth edition of Art Enquirer, a collection of writing about art by young people.
—Support local artists and add to your art collection with our pop-up artist market throughout the day. Stallholders include: Bianca Mavrick , Kaomoji Ceramics , Laura Armstrong, Jordan Azcune, Charlie Hillhouse, Anthem Ari, and Orion’s Belt.
Save the date and stay tuned for more announcements!
10am: artist market opens
10am–12pm: join Richard Bell and write a letter protesting the recent cuts to Arts and Humanities degrees at IMA Belltower
11am: long water book launch with Freja Carmichael, Jenna Lee, and Ellen van Neerven
11am: Ethan Enoch-Barlow performs spoken-word poetry with Dylan Mooney and Joella Warkill
11.30am: free kids workshop with artist David Spooner at IMA Belltower
12pm: tour of INFRACTIONS with Rachel O’Reilly
12pm: volunteer tour/ art student tour
12.30pm: tour of ‘the churchie’ with curator Talia Smith
1.00pm: Making Art Work panel discussion at IMA Belltower with Peta Rake, Mia Boe, Ana Paula Estrada, Tulleah Pearce, and Sarah Thomson.
2pm: Art Enquirer Launch
2pm: Amelia McLeish performance at IMA Belltower